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GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - February 9, 2016: EU Probes Suspected Rigging of $1.5-Trillion Debt Market

Submitted by cpowell on  Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  Jim Brunsden Financial Times, London Tuesday, February 9, 2016 BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European regulators have opened a preliminary cartel investigation into possible manipulation of the $1.5 trillion government-sponsored bond market, in the latest efforts to root out rigging involving financial traders.

The Guardian | World | Espionage - February 9, 2016: Draft Snooper's Charter "Fails on Spying Powers and Privacy Protection" by Alan Travis. Alan Travis   Theresa May’s draft “snooper’s charter” bill fails to cover all the intrusive spying powers of the security agencies and lacks clarity in its privacy protections, a parliamentary committee has said. The intelligence and security committee said the draft legislation published by the home secretary suffered from a lack of sufficient time and preparation. It was evident that even those working on the legislation had not always been clear about what it was intended to achieve, it said.

The Guardian | World Australia | Australia Politics - February 9, 2016: Closing the Gap Progress Has been "Mixed, Says Malcolm Turnbull.   Daniel Hurst We have to be agile and we have to allow for new approaches. This will enable us to continue to build the evidence base where it doesn’t yet exist. It’s equally important we listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when they tell us what it working and what needs to change.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on February 9, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EST 02/09/16

Wall Street at Close Report on February 9, 2016, by CNBC: Stocks End Mostly Flat, in Choppy Tade. Fred Imbert   U.S. equities closed near the flatline Tuesday after a choppy trading session, as U.S. oil prices seesawed and investors looked ahead to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony. "I think we're seeing buying on the dips; people looking long-term are seeing more value, but at the same time people are a bit cautious ahead of the Fed," said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones.

FTC Press Release - February 9, 2016: FTC Submits Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request, Performance Plan, and Fiscal Year 2015 Performance Report to Congress.

The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2017 budget request , which includes the FY 2017 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2016 and FY 2017, and Performance Report for FY 2015, as required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization Act of 2010. The FTC’s formal budget request was submitted to Congress on February 9, 2016 , in support of the President’s FY 2017 budget for the federal government. The Commission vote to submit the budget request, performance plan, and performance report to Congress was 4-0. (FTC File No P859900; the staff contact James Hale, Financial Management Office, 202-326-2385.) The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition , and protect and educate consumers . You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).  Like the FTC on Facebook , follow us on Twitter , read our blogs and subscribe to p

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on February 9, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Tuesday, February 09, 2016  

FTC Press Release - February 9, 2016: FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Three Pennsylvania Terminal Markets for Light Petroleum Products

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that energy investor ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI , L.P.’s acquisition of Gulf Oil Limited Partnership from its parent company, Cumberland Farms, Inc., would likely be anticompetitive.

European Markets at Close Report - February 9, 2016: Europe Ends Sharply Lower; Miners, Banks Feel the Heat   Alexandra Gibbs, Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt   European stocks slid to close sharply lower as investors remained pessimistic on global economic growth prospects. The pan-European STOXX 600 came off session lows, but closed down 1.5 percent provisionally, with most sectors finishing lower. The DAX was slipped to close 0.8 percent lower, after December German industrial output fell 1.2 percent month-on-month, according to the country's Economy Ministry. London's FTSE was off 0.8 percent, while France's CAC 40 ended down 1.5 percent. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300, which slumped 3.4 percent on Monday , traded down as much as 2.1 percent during Tuesday's session, its lowest level since September 2013. it closed 1.4 percent down.  

ESA | Monthly Wholesale Trade (December 2015) - February 9, 2016: December 2015 Wholesale Inventories were Down 0.1% From Revised November...

December 2015 wholesale inventories were $582 billion, down 0.1 percent from the revised November level but up 1.9 percent from December 2014.  Sales were $440 billion, down 0.3 percent from the revised November level and down 4.5 percent from December 2014.

The Guardian | Business | Markets - Market Turmoil: FTSE 100Hits Three-Year Low as Rout Continues Graeme Wearden Aprox. 2m ago 14:11 Make that 5%..... Photograph: Bloomberg TV As we flagged up this morning, Deutsche Bank is one of several banks who is now trading significantly below its book value -- what its portfolio of assets, liabilities, capital reserves, etc is actually worth.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update, by CNBC - February 9, 2016: Dow Futures Drop 150 as Oil, Growth Concerns Weigh by Katy Barnato   Katy Barnato   U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday amid a slew of earnings releases, while oil and global growth concerns weighed on investors. Earnings due on Tuesday included Coca-Cola , Viacom , and Spirit Airlines . Investors will also eye Disney 's earnings to ascertain the impact of "The Force Awakens" and the health of its cable bundle and theme park division.

NYT First Draft on Politics - February 9, 2016: New Hampshire Heads Out to Cast Its Vote by Maggi Haberman.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 » Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Outside a campaign event for Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio in Nashua, N.H., on Sunday. Joshua Bright for The New York Times New Hampshire Heads Out to Cast Its Vote By MAGGIE HABERMAN

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - February 9, 2016: Roman Manly: Jamuary Smash in London Silver Fix Arose From Broken Promises |

Submitted by cpowell on , February 9, 2016 .  February 9, 2016

Gerald Celente - Trends in The News - "Economic Death Spiral": The Panic Is On . ( 02/5/16) - Originally Published on February 8, 2016.

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "Economic "Death Spiral": The Panic Is On!" - (2/5/16) Trends Journal Published on Feb 8, 2016 "A lackluster US jobs report is released, Citi Group says “the world economy is trapped in a death spiral” & since the ECB's Mario Draghi attended the Davos meeting on January 21st, 2016 Gold has gone up $74 an ounce".

Bloomberg View - February 9, 2016: Oregon Is the Picture of Economic Health.   Matthew A. Winkler   The biggest recent news from Oregon has nothing to do with the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge near the high-desert town of Burns . It's about the state's economic health, the most improved in the U.S. last year.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - February 9, 2016: Investor Nervousness Over Banking Giants | Roadblocks Between Wall Street and Washington | Chesapeake Energy Plagued by Plunging Shares.

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG INVESTOR NERVOUSNESS OVER BANKING GIANTS Worries about the world's biggest banks have already played out in the stock markets as their shares have plunged, but there are also ominous signs in markets used to bet on the creditworthiness of large financial firms , Peter Eavis reports in DealBook.

U.S. Stocks Markets Future Indications - February 9, 2015: Wall Street Scrabbles for Direction With one Eye on Yellen by Karla Mozee.   Carla Mozee Bloomberg Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. stock futures were volatile Tuesday, struggling to shake off a global selloff, as investors waited for jobs data for clues ahead of Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s testimony this week.

Asian Markets at Close Report on February 9, 2016, by MarketWatch: Nikkei Skids 5% as Global Growth Anxiety Spreads.   Kosaku Narioka    Japanese stocks fell more than 5% and the yield on the benchmark government bond dropped into negative territory for the first time, twin signs of a flight to safety that threatened to undermine the nation’s slow recovery under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.