"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes... There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing."Andrew Jackson, Veto Message of the Second Central Bank of the United States
"Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s IBA will provide a price platform, methodology and administer the procedure that now takes place by phone each day at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., the London Bullion Market Association and ICE said today in statements. Societe Generale SA, Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Holdings Plc and Barclays Plc currently conduct the fixings used by miners to central banks to trade and value metal."