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Commodity prices blamed for chocolate shrinkage

The Southland Times has a story about how confectionery company Mars is blaming an increase in commodity prices for it reducing the size of its products.

However, despite the reduction in weight, prices for Snickers, Mars, Twix, and M&M’s remain the same.  READ MORE.

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Gary Gensler interview

The Los Angeles Times has done an interview with Gary Gensler, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that’s worth a read:

Gary Gensler once fought against tighter rules while serving in the Clinton administration. Now he’s urging strict rules for the contracts as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. READ MORE