Who got the Fed data early today? Surprisingly, it was not Mrs. Watanabe. Shockingly, it was the biggest banks in the US (and Europe), huge private equity firms, insurance firms, lobbyists  foreign central banks, and Government agencies. Below the full list of companies who got the Fed data early presented without comment.
Banks, trade groups and lobbying firms:

American Bankers Association
American Council of Life Insurers
Barclays Capital
BB&T
BNP Paribas
Capital One
Carlyle Group
Citigroup
The Clearing House Association
The Cypress Group
Fifth Third Bank
FINRA
Goldman Sachs
The Gray Company
Guggenheim Partners
HSBC
Independent Community Bankers of America
IntercontinentalExchange
J.P. Morgan Chase
King Street
National Association of Realtors
Nomura
PNC
Regions Bank
Rich Feuer Anderson
Roberts Raheb & Gradler
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Standard & Poors
Sullivan & Cromwell
UBS
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo
Whitmer & Worrall
Williams & Jensen

Government agencies or public-oriented entities:

Austria Federal Ministry of Finance
Bank of Japan
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Congress (House & Senate)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
European Central Bank
Federal Housing Finance Agency
National Credit Union Administration
Treasury Department
White House

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/04/10/who-got-the-fed-minutes-early/

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