CHICAGO, July 31- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Thursday, blaming low levels of volatility for weak trading volumes.» Read More
The CNBC team reports on market activity after the Fed decision, with Bob Pisani, Rick Santelli, Bertha Coombs and Kayla Tausche.
CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses a mystery trade in natural gas:
While the battle over the NYSE rages and we wait for a response from that exchange to the proposed $42.50 dual stock and cash bid from Nasdaq and Ice, it’s worth mentioning that among the most likely outcomes here is that the NYSE doesn’t get bought at all.
CNBC's Rick Santelli offers his take on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech last night in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Bernanke said he believes inflation will pass and the country will "go back to a point of inflation that is consistent with our price stability mandate."
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's commodities news. Crude closes above $100/barrel as fears in the Middle East grow and Libyan bombers strike a key oil port town critical to oil exports.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold and silver are likely headed in light of events in Libya and the Middle East.
Three days after they unveiled their deal to merge, there are no shortage of conversations taking place amongst competitors of the NYSE Euronext/Deutsche Boerse about whether such a deal can be broken up through a higher bid for the NYSE.
The plans to merge the Deutsche Boerse with the NYSE Euronext is “far from a done deal,” Benn Steil, a senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and director of International Economics, told CNBC Tuesday.
Terry Duffy, Executive Chairman of CME Group told Maria Bartiromo in an CNBC Exclusive that he “did not” speak with Duncan Nierderauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext.
CNBC has confirmed that the board will consist of 17 members—10 of which will come from the Deutsche Borse, seven of which will come from NYSE Euronext.