• Pipelines Bypassing Hormuz Route Open Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 1:44 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have opened new pipelines bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, the shipping lane that Iran has repeatedly threatened to close, in a move that will reduce Tehran’s power over oil markets, the Financial Times reports.

  • Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    Russell Wasendorf, founder and CEO of PFG, has been charged with making false statements to the CFTC, CNBC has learned.

  • Commodity Falls Spark Investor Rethink Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Prices of commodities from oil to copper have fallen sharply. Money is flowing out of the sector and some investors are questioning the so-called commodities ‘supercycle’ – the mantra that prices will rise and rise, underpinned by Chinese growth, the Financial Times reports.

  • Dash for Cash That Heralds Painful Freeze Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

    In normal circumstances, the antics of America’s corporate treasurers should not worry Washington politicians. After all, corporate treasurers are like the supply chain managers of the financial world: decent, unassuming people, who prefer to stay out of the limelight, performing the crucial-but-dull role of handling company finances, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bizarre Case of Failed Broker Becomes Even Stranger Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
    PFGB Headquarters

    Just days before Peregrine Financial Group collapsed, the firm's president sent an email to employees suggesting the crisis had passed, CNBC has learned.

  • Trader's Buzz From the Floor     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, weighs in on the ECB's zero interest rate strategy and its impact on futures.

  • As Earning Season Starts, Many Look to Fourth Quarter Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Bill and cash

    The earnings reporting season is just getting underway, and most U.S. companies haven't even told Wall Street how much money they made in the just-completed second quarter. But it's fourth-quarter profits that investors are really worried about, USA Today reports.

  • Santelli on USDA Crop Report     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the play on the USDA's cut in yield projections for corn, soybeans, and wheat, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading

  • Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.

  • Trading Before the Bell     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    A look at what traders are watching as earnings season begins, with Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage senior market strategist.

  • Drew Corbett, Head of Investment Strategy at BetaShares says the Bear Fund has been designed to profit at and protect from a fall in the Australian market

  • Are You Upwardly Mobile? Probably Not Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The majority of Americans have higher incomes than their parents, but it is still not enough to move most of them into a higher bracket — especially those at the bottom, USA Today reports.

  • FBI Investigates Peregrine Financial Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it was involved in investigating the circumstances surrounding a $200 million shortfall in customer accounts discovered at a Chicago-based futures broker, FT reports.

  • A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

  • Trader's Buzz Ahead of the Bell     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist, provides a preview of what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open.

  • Ag Futures Spike Monday     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, says corn yield estimates continue to get revised down ahead of a USDA report.

  • Drought to Push Food Prices Higher?     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    A look at the latest market moves from the trading floor, including the trade on corn prices, with Phillip Streible, RJO Futures.

  • McDonald’s Sponsorship of Olympics Queried Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the games amid mounting concern about the global obesity crisis, the International Olympic Committee president has admitted, the Financial Times reports.

  • Commodity Funds Can Dilute Your Risk Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    Wheat field

    Because commidities often do well when stocks decline, and commodity funds offer so many different markets to choose from, they can provide a little stability when the market is waffling.

  • "If manufacturing jobs start to turn down here that won't bode well for the export sector and that will steal some of the more robust part of the growth that we've seen," says Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, providing a preview of what traders will be watching ahead of today's jobs report.

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