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    Gas Prices and Speculation

    The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S.,…

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    Government Preparations for Weather Emergencies

    Michael Greenberger talked about governmental, corporate and institution sector preparations for weather emergencies, and he .responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Academics Panel

    Academics testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. They provided background information and an overview of derivative trading markets, credit default swaps,…

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    Regulation of Financial Derivatives

    Michael Greenberger talked about the Obama Administration’s plan to change rules regarding “derivatives” (financial contracts that are based on the value of a commodity),…

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    Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability

    Witnesses testified about commodities markets and their impact on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of futures and commodity markets, speculative…

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    Oil Price Speculation

    A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight…

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    Energy Market Manipulation

    A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as…

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