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  • **FILE** Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Banking Committee on July 30, 2013, as lawmakers examine how to mitigate systemic risk in financial markets through Wall Street reforms. (Associated Press)

    Commodities watchdog shuttered by shutdown

    While the financial markets are closely eyeing the shutdown of the government, Wall Street itself is barely being monitored by one of its federal watchdogs, who says it's had to furlough most of its staff.

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