commodities

Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers’ wages flat, destroyed US jobs – and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes

October 9, 2013

The CFTC is shutdown in the middle of implementing Dodd Frank financial regulations. The main U.S. regulatory agency responsible for monitoring commodity markets has ceased most of its operations during the government shutdown. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees commodity markets, like oil and corn. It adopts regulatory rules, and monitors markets and trading…

Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

September 29, 2013
Hamas carries out military parades in response to external and internal threats

"The World According to Monsanto"

September 19, 2013
House passes a rider which protects biotech giants like Monsanto from being sued in federal court

Why Larry Summers Track Record of Failure Actually Helps His Fed Nomination

September 5, 2013

Bill Black: Larry Summers theory of finance: banks are too brilliant to fail and regulators are idiots.

Wall Street Eager to See Larry Summers Nominated Fed Chair

August 27, 2013

Summers likely to be next Fed chair not despite failures but because of them

Workers/People's Rights

July 24, 2013
Growing movement decries Philippine President’s failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and human rights abuses during his State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices

June 18, 2013
More protections needed to safeguard the health of the global food and farming system

Big Commodity Traders Pocketed $250 Billion Profit

April 15, 2013

Gerald Epstein: New FT investigation says big commodity traders earned more profit than banks or auto