The following enforcement action has been released:
Hasaan R. Steel
- Order: CFTC v. Hasaan R. Steel
- Complaint: CFTC v. Hasaan R. Steel
- CFTC Press Release 5982-11 provides further details on this action.
|Dow posts eighth day of gains|
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors took profits on recent gains in U.S. stocks on Wednesday, but a last-minute rise in Bank of America helped lift the Dow to its eighth straight day of gains. | Full Article|
|Cisco sales beat Street despite competition fears|
|February 09, 2011 04:19 PM ET|
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly results beat expectations, despite concerns about increasing competition and budget cuts among its debt-burdened clients in the public sector. | Full Article|
|Deutsche in talks to buy NYSE in major shakeup|
|February 09, 2011 03:47 PM ET|
|NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Deutsche Boerse is in advanced talks to buy NYSE Euronext to create the world's largest trading powerhouse, marking the second major transatlantic deal in 24 hours in a massive shake-up of an industry under pressure from upstart rivals. | Full Article|
|Bernanke says job growth, inflation still too low|
|February 09, 2011 04:23 PM ET|
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday suggested U.S. economic conditions are still too weak for the central bank to pull back on its vast monetary stimulus, despite a welcome drop in the jobless rate. | Full Article|
|JPMorgan fires back in $6.4 billion Madoff lawsuit|
|February 09, 2011 03:01 PM ET|
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co accused the trustee seeking $6.4 billion for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme of doing an end run around the law in pursuing his case, and said it has a right to a jury trial. | Full Article|
|Crunch time for flood levy looms|
|Progress is being made on Labor's push for a flood levy, and it may come to a head today.|
Independent MPs Andrew Wilkie, Tony Windsor, Adam Bandt and Rob Oakeshott will hold a press conference with activist group Get Up! in the Senate courtyard at 9am today. They will receive a petition about Labor's cuts to solar programs and express their concern about the same. Expect them to be grilled about what they want in return for supporting Labor's flood levy. The press conference comes after Bob Katter backed the levy last night, joining WA National Tony Crook in supporting the government, and as the legislation enters the parliament today.
The PM's day, per the press office: Julia Gillard is in Canberra. she has no media commitments at this stage.
Tony Abbott is in Canberra and he also has no media commitments at this stage.
Spotted in Question Time: Adam Bandt and Malcolm Turnbull, talking about the Greens proposal to make the NBN Co. subject to FOI laws - not gay marriage, as many speculated.
Proud dad: WA MP Steve Irons' son, Jarrad, is getting ready to make his AFL debut for the Port Power against the club he supported as a kid, the might Melbourne Demons, on Friday at AAMI Stadium. Father Steve was no slouch during the polticians versus press game last year.
Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens will front the House Economics Committee on Friday at 930am.
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young needs a new media adviser.
The flood levy bills will be presented in the House today. Other Bills to be considered today: Families, Housing, Community Services and Other Legislation Amendment, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill, Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2010-2011, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2010-2011. Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill, Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill, National Broadband Network Companies, Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (NBN Measures - Access Arrangements), Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment, Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment