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U.S. fines broker FCStone $1.5 million over failed 2008 options trade

(Reuters) - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fined independent broker FCStone LLC, an affiliate of INTL FCStone Inc <INTL.O>, $1.5 million after failed internal risk controls allowed one of its customers to amass a "massive" options position. Full story

Mizuho to pay $175,000 to settle U.S. charges on fund deficiencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unit of Mizuho Financial Group has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle civil charges by U.S. futures regulators related to allegations that the bank failed to hold enough funds in its secured accounts, the regulators said. Full story

NYT: US builds criminal cases in rate-fixing

The Justice Department has identified potential criminal wrongdoing by big banks and individuals at the center of the scandal over manipulation of interest rates. Full story

FTC Vote Today on 'Swaps'

   CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's vote today will have a big impact on the OTC derivatives market.

Barclays LIbor Fallout

   Discussing the resignation of Marcus Agius, Barclays' CEO, less than a week after the British bank agreed to pay $450 million in fines for its role in fixing interest rate prices, with Gary Gensler, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman.

Gensler on Commodities & Regulation

   Gary Gensler, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, discusses his attempts to overhaul the global "swaps" market and structuring derivatives reform, with Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO.

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Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), listens during an interview with Reuters in London
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), listens during an interview with Reuters in London

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission , listens during an interview with Reuters in London October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Simon Newman