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CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on July 31, 2015.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Friday, July 31, 2015 Gold Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago

SEC Enforcement Actions - July 31, 2015: SEC Charges Man With Microcap Fraud Involving Shares of Cynk Technology Corp.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Canadian citizen with conducting a scheme to conceal his control and ownership of a microcap company whose price quickly spiked last year.  The SEC suspended trading in the stock, Cynk Technology Corp., before the alleged schemer, Phillip Thomas Kueber, could profit on the gains from the stock’s rise to more than $21 from less than 10 cents per share.

DealBook P.M. Edition - July 31, 2015: Top Story: FedEx-TNT Express Deal to Be Investigated in Europe.

    Friday, July 31, 2015 TOP STORY FedEx-TNT Express Deal to Be Investigated in Europe The European Commission said it had concerns that the $4.8 billion merger could decrease competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.

Wall Street at Close Report on July 31, 2015: Stocks Close Higher for July Amid Earnings, Global Growth Concerns.

cnbc.com Stocks close higher for July amid earnings, global growth concerns Evelyn Cheng U.S. stocks closed mildly lower on Friday, the final day of trade for July, as investors digested energy earnings misses and soft data that could push an initial rate hike further out. Stocks were mixed to slightly lower in afternoon trade after earlier attempting to rally. The Nasdaq struggled to hold higher in afternoon trade as shares of major tech firms declined. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average traded lower as declines in energy stocks weighed.

European Markets at Close Report on July 31, 2015: Europe Ends Mostly Higher on Last Trading Day in July

cnbc.com Europe ends mostly higher on last trading day in July Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt   European equities closed higher on Friday after a choppy end to trading in July, as investors eyed key earnings and data from the U.S., ongoing volatility in Chinese equities and slipping commodity prices. The pan-European STOXX 600 provisionally closed flat, after moving between gains and losses throughout the day. Britain's FTSE 100 ended around 0.5 percent higher in the afternoon, while the German DAX closed around 0.4 percent higher, while the French CAC was the main out-performer, finishing 0.7 percent higher.

FTC Scam Alerts - July 31, 2015: Too close to call

Too close to call by Preston Reisig Consumer Education Intern, FTC Got a question about a product or an account from a big-name online retailer that makes you want to speak directly to their customer service representative? What do you do first? Go to their website, of course. Can’t find a phone number there? Then you may do what seems like the next best thing and just type the company name into a search engine.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - July 31, 2015: U.S. stock futures perk up after employment cost data

marketwatch.com U.S. stock futures perk up after employment cost data Anora Mahmudova, Victor Reklaitis Reuters Earnings from energy giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron disappoint investors. U.S. stock futures turned higher before the opening bell Friday after data showed a measure of labor costs decelerated sharply in the second quarter, suggesting the Federal Reserve could be patient with raising interest rates this year.

Compensation costs little changed at 0.2% Mar-Jun 2015 and 2.0% over the year: Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Cost Index News Release- July 31, 2015.

Bureau of Labor Statistics The latest Employment Cost Index news release has been posted on the BLS website at http://www.bls.gov/news. release/pdf/eci.pdf and also archived at http://www.bls.gov/news. release/archives/eci_07312015. pdf . Highlights are below. Compensation costs little changed at 0.2% Mar-Jun 2015 and 2.0% over the year ending June 07/31/2015 Compensation costs little changed at 0.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March to June 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.8 percent. HTML | PDF | RSS

Bloomberg Markets - July 31, 2015: Commodities Had a Terrible Month, China Stocks Had Worse.

Markets Morning     Euro inflation unchanged, Commodities rout continues and China stocks worst monthly decline in six years. Here are some of the things that people in markets are talking about this morning. Euro-area inflation   This morning's flash estimate of inflation from Eurostat, the European statistical agency showed euro-area inflation  unchanged at 0.2 percent in July , in line with the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Core inflation unexpectedly rose to 1 percent, the highest rate in 15 months. Commodities rout continues   Commodities extended their worst monthly fall since 2011, with the Bloomberg Commodity Index  set for a 10 percent slump  in July. The broad-based sell-off has seen oil drop with WTI down 19 percent and gold fall 7.5 percent during the month. Meanwhile the U.S. dollar spot index is 2.6 percent higher as expectations of Fed t

DeakBook Today's Top Headlines - July 31, 2015: Supreme Court Asked to Review Insider Trading Case | SoulCycle Goes Public | NBCUniversal Said to Be Near Buzzfeed and Vox Investment | Taxing Gordon Gekko.

    Friday, July 31, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINE By AMIE TSANG SUPREME COURT ASKED TO REVIEW INSIDER TRADING CASE Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, will get one more chance to preserve his near-perfect record in insider trading prosecutions, Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein report in DealBook . Mr. Bharara persuaded the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to review an appellate court ruling that narrowed the definition of insider trading and overturned the convictions of two hedge fund managers.

NYT First Draft on Politics - July 31, 2015: Clinton and Bush to Work a Shared Room on a Delicate Issue

7/31/2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Clinton and Bush to Work a Shared Room on a Delicate Issue Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the New York University Stern School of Business last week. Michael Appleton for The New York Times 7/31/2015 By Maggie Haberman Good Friday morning from Washington, where the House has gone on summer vacation and the Senate left the nitty-gritty of a highway bill for September. But rivals from across the aisle will share a crowd and address race relations and the Black Lives Matter movement, issues that have stirred anger and presented challenges for the 2016 candidates.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - July 31, 2015: U.S. Stock Futures Wobble With Monthly Rises in Sight

marketwatch.com U.S. stock futures wobble with monthly rises in sight Victor Reklaitis Reuters Earnings from energy giants ExxonMobil and Chevron could provide a spark for Friday’s trading. U.S. stocks on Friday eyed gains for the past week and month, as stock futures pointed to a roughly flat open, though analysts warned about the potential for end-of-the-month choppiness as investors revamp their holdings.

Asian Markets at Close Report on July 31, 2015: China shares suffer worst month in nearly 6 years

marketwatch.com China shares suffer worst month in nearly 6 years Chao Deng   China’s shares suffered their worst month in nearly six years this July, after confidence in a government-led recovery wavered earlier this week, knocking shares lower. Shaken conviction in Beijing’s support drove wild intraday swings this week in the Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -1.13% which ended 1.1% lower at 3,663.73. The smaller Shenzhen Composite

RT Keiser Report - July 28, 2015: Bigger Fannie-Freddie are back! (E789).

Keiser Report: Bigger Fannie-Freddie are back! (E789) R T Published on Jul 28, 2015 In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the b-b-b-bad to the bone Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government owned facilitators of mortgage lending which are bigger and badder than ever. In the second half Max interviews Dr Youssef El-Gingihy about How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps.

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "Panic In The Markets, Panic In the Air" - (7/27/15).

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "Panic In The Markets, Panic In the Air" - (7/27/15) Gerald Celente

DealBook P.M. Edition - July 30, 2015: Topm Story: U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 TOP STORY U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to review a court ruling that sharply narrowed the definition of insider trading. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the solicitor general, filed a petition with the court to examine the ruling by a three-judge panel in a federal appellate court in December that overturned the convictions of two hedge fund managers, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman, and threatened to undermine a number of other convictions.

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Second Quarter of 2015: U.S. Department of Commerce Communications - July 30, 2015.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today  released its first estimate  of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2015. Real GDP increased 2.3 percent at an annual rate, an increase from a 0.6 percent annual growth rate in the previous quarter. “Today’s advance estimate of real GDP growth demonstrates that our economy continues to improve,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “Through our ‘Open for Business Agenda,’ the Department of Commerce is committed to creating the conditions for continued business and job growth by supporting advanced manufacturing, fostering innovation, increasing trade and investment, and equipping our workers with the skills and training needed to succeed in a competitive global economy.” Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Second Quarter of 2015 07/30/2015 02:05 PM EDT

Wall Street at Close Report on July 30, 2015: Nasdaq Outperforms Amid Earnings, Data.

cnbc.com Nasdaq outperforms amid earnings, data Evelyn Cheng, Fred Imbert U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed on Thursday as investors digested more earnings and second-quarter GDP, a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. "I think there's a lot of confusion really. The focus was trying to understand what's going on with economic growth and the Fed," said David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds. "People aren't quite sure whether the data makes it more likely or less likely that they will tighten." After the second-quarter gross domestic product report came in slightly below expectations, traders will watch Friday's employment cost index for another indicator on the labor market and inflation.

FRB Press Release - July 30, 2015: Federal Reserve System Appoints Faster Payments Strategy Leader

Press Release Release Date: July 30, 2015 For immediate release The Federal Reserve System on Thursday announced the appointment of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Senior Vice President Sean Rodriguez as its Faster Payments Strategy Leader. In this role, Rodriguez will lead activities to identify effective approaches for implementing a safe, ubiquitous, faster payments capability in the United States.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on July 30, 2015.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Thursday, July 30, 2015 Gold Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago