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Oil Speculation Update: Court Ruling Muddies the Water for CFTC

Recently, the United States District Court for District of Columbia vacated the positions limit rule issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  CFTC was charged with developing such a rule when the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became … Continue reading

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Fuel prices continue to rise- what can we do about it?

Last week, AAA reported fuel prices are rising, up nearly a quarter from this time last month.  Fuel represents an airline’s biggest cost, and as aviation employees ALPA pilots are exceedingly concerned about the impact of fuel prices on the … Continue reading

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73% support more Wall Street regulation

Recently, a poll was conducted to gauge support for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which became law two years ago.  An overwhelming 73% of those polled support the idea that Wall Street needs to be further regulated.  During consideration … Continue reading

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Why ALPA pilots care about derivatives markets

All consumers have felt the pain of high gas prices over the last few years, and understand how those prices restrict their purchases and economic decisions.  For airlines, high fuel prices and dramatic price swings also pose a significant stress … Continue reading

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