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Egypt's Looming Famine and America's Grain Bounty

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Along with this new focus and responsibility, it is also high time that the nation establishes a Strategic Grain Reserve much in keeping with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

You Can Learn From a Quiet Trading Floor

Dan Solin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

If your image of a trading floor was formed by watching commodities traders huddled together and screaming prices, you would be disappointed by this experience.

Armageddon: An Inside Look At The U.S. Financial Crisis [EXCERPT]

Monika Mitchell and Peter Ressler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

The following excerpt is from the newly released book: "Conversations with Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Financial Armageddon and How to Preven...

Simon Johnson: Fear Companies Lurking In Dark Financial Shadows

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

On the face of it, Glencore International AG doesn't look too scary. With about $80 billion in assets, the Swiss-based commodities trader is a lightwe...

What Really Caused Oil's Record Drop?

Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When oil prices fell below $120 a barrel in early New York trade last Thursday, a few big companies that are major oil consumers ...

JPMorgan Buys RBS Sempra In Bid To Strengthen Its Commodities Business

Financial Times | Javier Blas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy RBS Sempra Commodities' non-US assets for $1.7bn in cash in a deal that will challenge the dominance of ...

TIME Blames Speculators: "We Are Slaves To This Black Gold Standard"

TIME | Arj J. Officer and Garret J. Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is it possible that oil prices are rigged? You bet. Here's how: Just how would you raise prices if you were an oil supplier? Controlling the supply -...