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Commodity Markets

Energy Secretary Chu Resigns Leaving Oil Markets in Turmoil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Energy, be it oil, natural gas or coal, involves core commodities to the functioning of our economic viability, and here the Department of Energy under Chu's tutelage has approached disaster.

Commodities Trading Regulator Filed Record Actions In Past Year

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A federal agency that regulates commodities trading says it brought the most enforcement actions it has in its 37-year history during th...

How the Financial Industry is Driving Up Gas and Heating Oil Prices

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Garrett

If you think chaos in Libya is the only force driving up gasoline prices these days, think again. Over the past few decades, institutional investors like hedge funds and investment banks have flooded oil markets with hundreds of billions of dollars.