Banks are essential to the commodities market, say banks

The Fed is nearing a decision on whether to end investment banks' game with physical goods. Banks say everything would fall apart without them.

Oil is spiking. And it’s not just Syria to blame.

It isn't just Syria driving upward the price of oil. It is the risk of more Syrias.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 30, 2013

Here’s how Goldman Sachs is making your beer more expensive

The bigger you are, the more you can pay traders to send aluminum through your warehouses.

The financial market freakout, in five charts

Here's what is really going on on the financial markets since the Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 20, 2013