Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, March 24

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Business Weekly is reporting that Swiss futures/commodities trading scrapper Eurex--once vaguely alligned with the Chicago powerhouse futures traders the Chicago Board of Trade and the Mercantile Exchange--has finally cracked into the Chicago markets and is looking to make trouble. Chicago is the birthplace of futures trading and still dominates the world markets in futures and commodities exchange, and Eurex' gambit is yet another chipping away at Chicago's homespun industry.

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