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  • Hunter Wise companies to pay CFTC $108M Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    A screen shot of hunterwisemanager.com

    Four firms related to Hunter Wise and their management were ordered to pay more than $108 million in a fraud case it launched in 2012.

  • JPMorgan tried to satisfy Fed on metals warehousing Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve was pressing JPMorgan Chase & Co to distance itself from its metals warehousing business more than a year ago.

  • What the 'nuclear option' means for the economy Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to blow up the filibuster on presidential nominations may raise new fiscal crisis risks.

  • Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Timothy Massad

    The President is nominating top Treasury Department official Timothy Massad as head of CFTC, the agency that regulates the futures and options market.

  • Financial watchdog with bite to depart his agency Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    David Meister, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's enforcement unit, in his office in Washington, Sept. 27, 2013.

    David Meister is planning to step down as head of CFTC enforcement, even as big battles against financial titans have yet to play out.

  • CFTC's Chilton won't back current Volcker Rule Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    Bart Chilton, the CFTC's commissioner, has sent a letter to Ben Bernanke urging the Fed to draft a tougher Volcker Rule so banks can no longer speculate in commodity markets.

  • JPMorgan quits physical commodities business Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    JPMorgan is exiting physical commodities trading, the bank said in a surprise statement on Friday, as Wall Street's role in the trading of raw materials comes under unprecedented political and regulatory pressure.

  • Dodd-Frank turns 3, but to-do list is still long Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    Three years after Dodd-Frank was passed, the alphabet soup of banking regulators collaborating to write some 400 new industry rules are just 39 percent done.

  • Metal warehousing businesses on notice of probe Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    On years of suspicion over inflated metal prices, the CFTC has put Wall Street banks on notice for a possible probe into their metals warehousing businesses.

  • CFTC charges energy trading firm with 'spoofing' Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    An energy trading firm is being charged with manipulating markets through "spoofing," an increasingly frequent scheme in which false bids are submitted and then pulled back