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"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated Wednesday that CME Group Inc. needs to add more compliance staff to oversee its commodity exchanges.  The CFTC made the same recommendation a year ago... Read More
"The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the public a series of questions about the use of derivatives by mutual funds and other investment companies." Read the full story at... Read More
"While the SEC directed its staff for years to purge certain investigative records, other agencies in the United States and abroad that enforce financial laws have instructed that similar documents be kept."... Read More
"U.S. home prices increased in the second quarter but fell compared with the same period last year, painting a mixed picture of the real-estate market amid plummeting consumer confidence." Read the full story at... Read More
"For anyone who thought the U.S. banking sector was healthy, Warren Buffett’s $5 billion investment in Bank of America should be a wake-up call." Read the full story here
"It was only two years ago that there was a spirited debate about whether to break up the country’s biggest banks so the government would never again have to step in and bail them out for fear that a failure would... Read More
"The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, slower than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession." Read the... Read More
"The nation’s economy grew at an annual rate of 1 percent this spring, slower than previously estimated, the Commerce Department said Friday. The downward revision is stoking fears that the economy is at risk of... Read More
"The latest financial market convulsions have been tough for almost everyone, including traders caught on the wrong side of another big swing and pained everyday investors watching their dwindling holdings go down and... Read More
"FOR the last three years we have been told repeatedly by government officials that funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to large and teetering banks during the credit crisis was necessary to save the... Read More
"The economy may be bad, but consumer confidence is even worse and holds the potential to bring the sluggish recovery to a halt." Read the full story at Wall Street Journal
"U.S. regulators have asked some banks to take more deposits from large investors even if it’s unprofitable, and lenders in return are seeking relief on insurance premiums and leverage ratios, according to six... Read More
The U.S. futures regulator expects to vote next month on a pair of proposals that would outline when the market would have to comply with new steps designed to bring more oversight to the multi-trillion-dollar swaps market... Read More
"Charles Schwab, the brokerage firm and investment manager, sued 11 major banks on Tuesday, claiming they conspired to manipulate a borrowing benchmark used to set interest rates. In a pair of lawsuits filed in the... Read More
A group of regulators said Wednesday it wants to beef up surveillance of the $600 trillion swaps market via improved record-keeping and the reporting of additional information to data warehouses. The Committee on Payment... Read More
"Douglas Peterson knows how to make a striking apology.  In 2004, Mr. Peterson stood next to his boss, Citigroup Inc.'s then-chief executive, Charles Prince, to apologize for lapses at... Read More
"Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading foreclosure settlement negotiations with the nation’s largest banks on behalf of all 50 states, abruptly removed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman... Read More
"The European Central Bank’s emergency efforts to address the continent’s debt crisis represent a highly un­or­tho­dox leap into politics and an exceptional foray into the financial... Read More
"Regulators said they might not have enough information to assess the threat over-the-counter derivatives pose to the financial system." Read the full story at Bloomberg
"Home prices in the U.S. fell 5.9 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the biggest decline since 2009, as foreclosures added to the inventory of properties for sale." Read the full article at ... Read More


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