The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the main U.S. derivatives regulator that pried $1.7 billion in fines and other penalties from the firms it regulates during the past year, is furloughing workers because it doesn’t have enough money to pay them.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission canceled a meeting to consider rules for protecting customer funds held by futures commission merchants after agency Chairman Gary Gensler injured himself over the weekend.
Two German plaintiffs trying to stop the euro region’s future permanent bailout fund said they expect the nation’s highest court to set limits on Germany’s liabilities and tie its approval to popular consent.
The late Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman asked the U.S. Treasury in January 2009 to identify $301 billion of securities owned by Citigroup Inc. that the government had agreed to guarantee . He made the request on the grounds that taxpayers ought to know how their money was being used.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and federal prosecutors are close to settling some claims in a government lawsuit accusing the bank of overcharging customers for foreign-exchange trading, according to a court filing.
California and New York, along with Florida, agreed to join more than 40 other states in a nationwide settlement 16 months in the making that seeks to end abusive bank foreclosure practices that followed the collapse of the housing bubble, a person familiar with the matter said.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration, responding to concern natural gas speculators jumped the gun on market-moving data yesterday, said today that it monitors its data releases closely to ensure the information is distributed fairly.
Ex-Galleon Group LLC trader David Slaine, who helped lead U.S. authorities to investigate the hedge fund firm’s co-founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced to three years of probation for securities fraud.