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Trump Administration Sets Off Alarm Bells By Pulling Nominees To Regulatory Commissions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration has begun pulling pending nominees from various federal commissions in a manner that has left Hill Democrats c...

Commodity Prices Predicted to Decline

MoneyTips | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business

World currency factors have a huge impact on commodity prices, since a relatively strong dollar makes commodities more expensive for overseas purchasers. The recent currency adjustment by China has had a huge effect on prices because of the size of their market and the abruptness of the devaluation change.

Financial Foxes Are Guarding the Wall Street Henhouse

Lauren Windsor | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

From the libertarian praise heaped upon these regulators, and from their own statements, it appears that they are big fans of deregulation. These men are charged with creating and enforcing the financial rules of the road, but they are anti-rule.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

JPMorgan Exec To Advise Wall Street Regulator

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Blythe Masters, who heads JPMorgan's commodity business, has joined a committee advisi...

Wall Street Watchdog So Broke, Even Elizabeth Warren Couldn't Run It Effectively

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

The big mystery on Wall Street today is whether Timothy Massad will be an aggressive chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a key finan...

Wall St. Watchdog Too Broke To Do Any Watching (Thanks To Austerity)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

Austerity isn't just hurting the U.S. economy: It's also starving Wall Street's watchdogs. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has decided not...

Financial Watchdog To Resign

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

Oct 1 (Reuters) - The head of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, David Meister, is expected to step down as early as Tuesday, t...

The Smoking Gun of Higher Oil Prices

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.15.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Is this what free enterprise is meant to be? I think not!

The Cost of Nearly Everything Is Rigged, Enriching the Bank Fixers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Hello Congress, Federal Reserve, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is anybody listening? Or do the Big Boys just get to play while we pay and pay!?

After Costing Americans Billions, Federal Reserve Reexamines Banks' Commodity Speculation

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is one of the grossest miscarriages of Wall Street power and government obeisance resulting in billions of consumer dollars going into the pockets of banks, hedge funds and traders producing and adding nothing to the economic wellbeing of the nation, other than lining their own pockets.

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street Wins Again As Regulator Waters Down Trading Rule | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

The U.S. regulator overseeing the derivatives market is set to retreat from an ambitious proposal that would have increased competition in the swaps ...

Out of the Shadows and Into the Light

Daniel L. Doctoroff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daniel L. Doctoroff

In the post-Dodd-Frank world, transparency should not be thwarted, access to immediately free market data should not be reduced, and retail investors should not have less protections.

Eleazar David Melendez

Trade Group To Consider Banning Jon Corzine From Trading | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

A private regulatory body will consider on Wednesday whether it should ban former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine from putting other's people money at ris...

Eleazar David Melendez

Is This The Next AIG? | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

A crucial change in the way financial derivatives are packaged and sold on Wall Street is enabling traders to bypass new regulations aimed at limiting...

Putin's Russia Now World's Largest Gold Bullion Buyer -- Why?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given the stakes at hand, would it be a real surprise that with its wealth and given the economic and strategic importance of oil revenues to Russia's well being, and with the talent at hand, that Russia is doing whatever it can to keep the price of oil high and ever higher still?

UBS To Pay $1.5 Billion To Settle Libor Charges

Reuters | Katharina Bart and Tom Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

ZURICH Dec 19 (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS was hit with a $1.5 billion bill and admitted to fraud on Wednesday in order to settle charges of manipulat...

UBS Unit Reportedly Close To Guilty Plea In Libor Scandal

Dealbook | BEN PROTESS AND MARK SCOTT | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Federal prosecutors are close to securing a guilty plea from a UBS subsidiary at the center of a global investigation into interest rate manipulation,...

Goldman Receives Fine That WIll Take It 24 Minutes To Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Who says the government is going easy on Wall Street? Goldman Sachs just got slapped with such a huge fine that the firm might have to miss an entire ...

'This Was A Real Cover-Up'

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

* Deutsche Bank regulatory chief faces questions at Berlin hearing * Deutsche Bank has made provisions for Libor probe - board member...

The Appointment of Our Next Energy Secretary

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

The Obama administration now has an opportunity to reposition the Energy Department as a force for national energy independence, an economic force for national security, and as a monitor and sponsor of rational energy pricing thereby husbanding a mighty engine of economic growth.

Looks Like No One Wil Face Criminal Charges For MF Global Meltdown

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Prosecutors met with former CEO Jon Corzine-sources * Criminal case still appears unlikely * Move paves way for civil ...

Disgraced CEO's Son: My Father Will 'Endure The Consequences Of His Actions'

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Wasendorf was arrested in July, firm is in bankruptcy * Wasendorf's lawyer asks judge to release him to pastor * Recei...

America's Increased Reliance on Saudi Oil Manifests the Bankruptcy of Obama's Energy Policies

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

After nearly four years in office, that the United States is even more dependent on Middle East oil is shocking testimony to the failure of the Obama Administration's energy policies.

Feds Subpoena Bank Of America Over Libor Scandal

BloombergBusinessweek | Hugh Son | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the second- biggest U.S. lender, received formal inquiries from investigators pressing their probe into the possible rigg...