*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth at the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.» Read More
G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the most recent crop report from the USDA gives a look at the extended impact of the Midwestern drought on hog farmers and cattle ranchers.
CNBC's Jane Wells has the latest detail on the impact this summer's drought has taken on crop prices and production.
The City watchdog will on Friday fire the starting shot on a dramatic overhaul of key benchmark borrowing rates with a package of proposals designed to restore trust following the recent Libor scandal, the Financial Times reports.
Commodities Futures and Exchange Commission (CFTC) commissioner Bart Chilton is calling for an insurance fund to protect futures customers.
Richard Sandor, Chicago Climate Exchange chairman & CEO, discusses the rules and regulations of derivative trading, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the latest details on the big move in natural gas futures.
Alan Knuckman, OneStopOption.com, weighs in on the latest market action.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services.
Standard Chartered has sought advice about whether it can pursue a legal action against the U.S. regulator that on Monday accused the British bank of being a rogue institution which had funded $250 billion of Iranian sanctions breaches. The FT reports.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.
Several senior British MPs accused U.S. regulators of pursuing an anti-City of London agenda in its assault on Standard Chartered, suggesting it was part of an apparent campaign to weaken a rival financial center. The FT reports.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gasoline futures are jumping in the aftermath of the fire at California's third largest refinery.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the potential impact the fire at Chevron's California refinery could have on gas prices.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the market's open, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
Excessive heat in the Midwest is causing commodity prices to soar, as higher corn and soybean production costs hit consumers' wallets. A look at whether relief is on the horizon as hurricane season approaches, with Paul Walsh, Weather Channel.
An automated stock trading program suddenly flooded the market with millions of trades Wednesday morning, spreading turmoil across Wall Street and drawing renewed attention to the fragility and instability of the nation’s stock markets, the New York Times reports.
Senior government figures are discussing the possibility of buying out private investors in Royal Bank of Scotland and fully nationalizing it amid mounting frustration at banks’ failure to lend to British businesses, the FT reports.
Bob Browne, Northern Trust CIO, and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, provide a preview of what investors should focus on today, including the Fed concluding a two-day FOMC meeting and the ADP employment report.
A look at the latest moves in the markets, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
U.S. crude futures fell below $100 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday.
Gold climbed for a second session on Wednesday to its highest in 4-1/2 months.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three stocks to watch tomorrow, including Plug Power, which had a very bad day; Apple, which was upgraded today; and Urban Outfitters, which offered a cautious outlook.