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Derivative probe promised in dairy volatility

Multiple U.S. regulators are examining the role of derivative markets run by CME Group (CME) in fostering volatility in dairy prices, Assistant Atty. Gen. Christine Varney said Friday.

Dairy farmers have long blamed the derivatives markets for distorting prices and are becoming increasingly vocal about the effect of big retailers on competition in the sector. Get the full story »