Organic Opportunities: Special Briefing from the Field in Northeastern NC

On March 21, 2018, Croatan Institute presented a special briefing on the release of "Organic Opportunities," a major economic development prospectus for expanding the regional value chain associated with organic food and agriculture in Northeastern North Carolina.

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US Financial Regulators Balk at Examining Complex Finance

The main US regulator for complex finance — the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) — intentionally got many basic features of a complex type of derivative contract exceptionally wrong in its recent No-Action Letter from late October of last year on margin requirements for swaps used by "special purpose vehicles."

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