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  • Hopes of Silver Lining in Negative Bond Yields Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    Investors are, in effect, paying half a dozen countries for the privilege of lending them money in the short term following the recent European Central Bank rate cut and a flight by investors to perceived havens, the FT reports.

  • Sicily Default Fears Add to Monti’s Woes Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Mario Monti has expressed “serious concerns” that Sicily’s regional government is heading towards default and has asked its governor – who is under investigation for suspected links to the Mafia – to confirm his intention to resign. The FT reports.

  • PFG Founder Has No Money For Attorney Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    Peregrine Financial Group Founder and CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr.’s plan to hire a high-powered Chicago attorney to represent him has hit a snag: Wasendorf’s assets are frozen, so he has no money to pay him.

  • America’s Lessons in Killing Off Toxic Banks Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:48 AM ET

    FDIC officials have handled so many sick American banks in recent years, they have developed a slick drill: if a bank is deemed bust, FDIC “shock troops” will arrive, typically on Friday night, seize control, reassure staff and depositors – before either closing the banks or selling it on. The FT reports.

  • Laurence D. Fink Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
    Larry Fink

    Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

  • 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
    Fracking

    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.

  • 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.

  • Drought Sparks Historical Commodity Rally: Expert  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

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

  • 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.

  • RBS Withdraws From Tibor Panel Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:53 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Royal Bank of Scotland has pulled out of the panels that set Tibor, Japan’s version of Libor, amid a global probe into alleged manipulation of interbank lending rates by traders at investment banks, the Financial Times reports.

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