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White House vetting Senate aide for CFTC spot

The White House is considering nominating Mark Wetjen, an aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for a top job at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, The Financial Times reported on Friday. Get the full story »

Tighter derivatives rules gain headway in U.S.

The first global crackdown on the $615 trillion derivatives market gained momentum on Tuesday as U.S. regulators unveiled a new tool to police fraud and European officials urged tighter controls.

Moving to rein in vast, only loosely-regulated markets that were blamed for contributing to the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission laid out plans to foil traders who seek to manipulate prices or defraud investors. Get the full story »

CFTC settles charges against Naperville trader

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Monday it has settled fraud and unauthorized trading charges against a Naperville floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade whose activities generated a $4 million loss.

The CFTC order permanently bans John Lee Neuman from trading. He had registered with the CFTC as a floor broker from May 1993 until February 2008, and became a local in the CBOT corn options pit in September 1997. Get the full story »

No evidence of system malfunction in flash crash

Reuters | U.S. regulators still have not found evidence that erroneous activity or system malfunctions triggered the recent unprecedented market crash, a Commodity Futures Trading Commission official said on Monday.

More than two weeks after the Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 700 points in minutes before recovering, regulators and exchange operators are still searching for answers.

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