CFTC poised to move aggressively on position limits
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will consider “every option” to clampdown on excessive speculation in energy markets, the head of the agency said on Tuesday.
The CFTC, regulator of U.S. futures markets, is reviewing how to limit how many futures contracts can he held, so-called position limits, and if some traders should be allowed to exceed those limits. More
Oil settles below $68
Oil prices fell Tuesday after data showing a drop in U.S. consumer confidence spurred concerns about the economy and sent investors into safer havens. More
Canada Dollar Down First Time in Eight Days as Oil, Stocks Fall
CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dollar dropped for the first time in eight days against its U.S. counterpart as a report showed American consumer confidence declined in July more than forecast and stocks and crude oil tumbled. More
US house prices and confidence fall again
House prices continued to fall across the US in May, although the rate of decline slowed for the fourth month in a row.
A slowdown in house price falls was not enough to boost consumer confidence, which fell again this month. More
Dow and S&P dip, but Nasdaq up with biotechs
The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 slipped on Tuesday as signs of a strong economic recovery were put to the test by a large drop in consumer confidence and disappointing quarterly results from Office Depot and U.S. Steel, among other companies. More
Consumers gloomier for 2nd straight month
A key index of consumer confidence fell more than expected in July as the dismal job market continued to darken the outlook for household spending.
The Conference Board, a New York-based business research group, said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 46.6 in July from a reading of 49.3 in June. More
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