| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:09 AM
CME Group, owner of the Chicago Board of Trade, said Wednesday that it had no immediate plans to introduce its controversial variable storage rate scheme in its CBOT corn futures, the world pricing benchmark for the biggest and most valuable feed grain....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:29 AM
CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, will buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc to expand its reach in the European energy and global foreign exchange markets, CME said on Wednesday. CME, owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:23 AM
CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures market operator, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings due to weak trading volumes. CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures market operator, reported lower-than-expected second-...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:31 PM
A group of Chicago traders have agreed to drop a lawsuit against CME Group Inc. that sought to reverse a decision to include electronic transactions to determine end-of-day grain prices, the company said on Tuesday.
The traders, who work on the Chicago...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Nov 10, 2013
The horrifying news from Dallas brought the nation to a standstill that Friday afternoon 50 years ago this month. The president had been shot. Here's what Tribune readers saw the next morning.
Coverage: "President John F. Kennedy was assassinated today....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The former head trader of a well-connected Northbrook money management firm that collapsed in spectacular fashion six years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday in what has been described as one of the largest financial fraud cases ever prosecuted in Chicago's...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Some people will do just about anything to get a photo of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filming, as proven by one double-decker tour bus driver Saturday in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The driver pulled out her camera phone while...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:24 AM
U.S. corn futures tumbled more than 2 percent on Monday to the lowest point in almost four years as largely ideal crop development weather around the Midwest reinforced expectations for a record-large harvest this autumn.
Soybeans slid more than 1...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jul 29, 2012
The recent scandals at MF Global and Peregrine Financial have resonated deeply in Chicago, where the futures industry matured into a global financial juggernaut.
The early years of the Chicago Board of Trade are littered with stories of the corpses of...