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  • Opening soon: the box-office betting window

     
    Over the Motion Picture Assn. of America's strenuous objections, a divided Commodities Futures Trading Commission on Monday approved a proposal by Media Derivatives to sell futures contracts based on the opening weekend box-office receipts for "Takers," a...
  • Cantor Fitzgerald abandoning box-office futures despite regulatory approval

     
    Wall Street giant Cantor Fitzgerald's application to trade futures contracts based on box-office receipts was approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a 3-2 vote Monday, but the news came too late to matter. With financial reform...
  • A kinder, friendlier Live Nation Entertainment? Cheaper tickets come with a cost

     
    After noting during an investors meeting that ticket sales for the top 100 touring bands are down 12% this year, Live Nation Entertainment's major executives went on the defensive Thursday, blaming the press for "scaring" artists from touring and arguing....
  • Wall Street Roundup: Junk bonds shine. Soros and Greenspan are gloomy.

     
    Losing jobs but not hope. The American economy lost 95,000 more jobs last month, but investors are hopeful because the news could force the Federal Reserve to pour more money into the economy. Soros and Greenspan are gloomy. In separate......
  • Silver leads dive in precious metals after 'margin' requirement is raised

     
    Wild times for precious metals got even wilder Tuesday. The rocket-like performance of silver in recent days apparently prompted the parent of the New York Comex market to boost margin requirements on silver futures -– a move that fueled a......
  • Ticket prices increasing for Lakers-Heat Christmas Day game

     
    Instead of feasting on turkey, drinking egg nog and watching holiday classics such as "A Christmas Story" or "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" for the millionth time, it appears more and more Lakers fans will spend their Christmas Day at Staples...
  • Pimco to pay $92 million to settle bond market manipulation suit

     
    Bond fund giant Pimco agreed to pay $92 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the Newport Beach firm of trying to corner part of the market for Treasury bonds in 2005. The class action challenged trades by Pacific Investment Management......
  • Credit crisis fixes: Six ideas here

     
    by William Neikirk A major economic stimulus package, including funds to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, is shaping up as one of the top ideas for responding to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Asked to name key measures that......
  • Feds unveil new plans to unfreeze credit

     
    by Frank James The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department unveiled their latest plans to loosen up the mortgage and consumer credit markets. The Fed is basically going to buy up to $600 billion in bonds and mortgage-backed securities of......
  • Federal Reserve goes deep

     
    by Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the rest of the central bank policymakers decided to throw the long ball down the field to the end zone when everybody thought they were just going to try and pick......
  • South Florida???s big football week

     
    While Orange Bowl Committee members are pulling double duty, serving as ambassadors for tonight???s 75th annual FedEx Orange Bowl and next Thursday???s BCS National Championship Game, some people ??? and places -- are doing triple duty. The Dolphin...