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2014-08-21 16:25:42

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, a number of scouts are on the road for their annual crop tour across the Midwest. Their four-day trek covers seven states and approximately 70 percent of U.S. corn and soybean crops, but that doesn't mean that they can't stay connected to agricultural markets. In fact, they may be among the increasing number of individuals who are accessing agricultural markets via smartphone or tablet. Photo -...

2014-08-15 08:21:52

LONDON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have launched the new LBMA Silver Price mechanism in partnership with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). CME Group, Thomson Reuters and LBMA have joined forces to provide the over-the-counter spot silver market with a new transaction-based price-setting...

2014-08-12 08:39:47

Contracts expand access and trading capability to CME Eurodollars with more capital savings and flexibility CHICAGO, Aug.12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced expanded access to its CME Eurodollar liquidity pool by offering Bundle futures and options on Bundle futures. Contracts will be available starting September 22, 2014, pending CFTC review. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/AQ51408LOGO...

2014-07-30 08:26:59

- CME Group to Acquire Trayport and FENICS from GFI Group LONDON, CHICAGO and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets, today announced that they have entered into definitive agreements to create value for their respective stockholders through a two-step transaction through which:...

2014-07-21 12:22:50

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you ever wonder why the price at your nearest gas station changes from day to day? With summer season in full swing, people across the U.S. are packing up their cars and taking off for vacations, contending with fluctuating fuel prices at gas pumps along the way. In fact, U.S. travelers just paid the highest Fourth of July weekend gas prices since 2008. But what goes into determining the price of gasoline? Who makes those decisions, and when...

2014-07-11 08:26:55

LONDON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, today released the following statement regarding the London Bullion Market Association's London Silver Price Market Consultation: "We are honoured to have been appointed by the OTC silver market participants and the London Bullion Markets Association to provide an electronic solution that will transform the London OTC silver spot price," said William Knottenbelt, Senior Managing Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for CME...

2014-07-10 08:25:04

CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairgoers and gamers across the country looking to understand the economics of agriculture and have fun doing it can now download Risk Ranch for free from both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app - the first and most exciting agriculture-based game of its kind - is also playable online at www.cmegroup.com/4Hcarnival. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140709/125738 Logo -...

2014-06-23 12:34:12

CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has been selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Information Technology (IT) honoree, one of 100 top organizations that provides IT employees with a stimulating work environment as well as great benefits and compensation. This is the 10th year in a row that the company has been named to this list, and once again CME Group is the...

2014-06-13 16:20:47

CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached trading volume records for both its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures and British pound (GBP/USD) futures contracts yesterday, June 12, 2014. Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached 112,446, compared to August 12, 2013, the last record day, when volume reached 104,839 contracts. Trading volume for British pound futures reached 337,633 contracts,...

2014-06-03 12:41:30

Continued Partnership Aims to Educate Youth and Families Across the Midwest About Managing Risk in Agriculture CHEVY CHASE, Md. and CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and National 4-H Council are partnering for the second year to bring the Commodity Carnival, an interactive fair experience, to 120 state and county fairs in 11 states this summer. Building on its success last year educating more than 54,000...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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