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  • Closing Bell Exchange: Markets looking to the future

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Meg Green, Meg Green & Associates; Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Co.; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but softening business investment and moderate consumer spending are clouding expectations of a sharp acceleration in the second quarter. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.2 percent annual rate instead of the 0.7 percent pace reported last month, the Commerce...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Investors continue to look at fundamentals

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Robert Fross, Fross & Fross Wealth Management; Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, May 25- U.S. Treasury yields fell on Thursday ahead of a $28 billion sale of seven-year notes, the final part of $88 billion worth of coupon-bearing government supply this week. "We are not going to break out this range unless there is a change on the outlook of the economy or the Fed is going to change its policy tune," said Brian Rehling, co-head of global fixed...

  • SEOUL, May 25- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, taking an unusually bullish view of economic growth prospects as a new administration formulates multi-billion-dollar fiscal stimulus measures. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee held its base rate steady at 1.25 percent as predicted by all 19 economists surveyed...

  • May 24- Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans signaled a cautious stance toward further U.S. interest-rate increases in remarks prepared for delivery on Thursday in Tokyo, saying that below-target U.S. inflation is "a serious policy outcome miss." While the U.S. economy, now at 4.4 percent unemployment, has returned to "essentially" full employment,...

  • TOKYO, May 25- A vast majority of Japanese companies have no interest to participate in China's sweeping "Belt and Road" initiative, seeing greater business opportunities in other international economic co-operation, a Reuters poll shows. Only 5 percent of 220 respondents in the monthly Reuters Corporate Survey said they would participate in the Chinese...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Gabriella Santos, JPMorgan; Kevin Nicholson, Riverfront Investment Group; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- Federal Reserve policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until it was clear a recent U.S. economic slowdown was temporary, though most said a hike was coming soon, minutes from their last policy meeting showed on Wednesday. Nearly all policymakers at the May 2-3 meeting also said they favored beginning the wind-down...

  • Speaking to Reuters in an interview, Mario Centeno said he was confident about Portugal's improving economic outlook after years in the doldrums during the euro zone debt crisis, when the country was forced to seek a bailout. "The fact is that we are converging with the European Union, we are finally converging." Portugal has been one of Europe's slowest-growing...

  • OTTAWA, May 24- The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected, saying that while economic growth was likely to moderate in the second quarter, government measures to rein in the housing market have not yet had a substantial effect. They used to talk about material excess capacity and now they just talk about excess capacity, "said Doug...

  • LISBON, May 24- Portugal's economy is outpacing the official growth forecast, fuelled by exports and investment, and is set to reach more than 3 percent in the second quarter and more than 2 percent for the whole of 2017, the finance minister said on Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters in an interview, Mario Centeno said he was confident about Portugal's improving...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the ratings agency said in a statement,...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, May 24- Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. "The downgrade reflects Moody's...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the rating agency said in a statement,...

  • *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. *S&P rates China one notch higher, on negative watch. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the rating agency said in a statement, changing its...

  • *S&P rates China one notch higher, on negative watch. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, May 24- Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday, saying it expects the financial strength of the world's second-biggest economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. The ratings agency also changed its outlook for China to...

  • SHANGHAI, May 24- Moody's Investors Services downgraded China's long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings on Wednesday, citing expectations that the financial strength of the world's second-biggest economy would erode in the coming years. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over...

  • SHANGHAI, May 24- Moody's Investors Services downgraded China's long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings on Wednesday, citing expectations that the financial strength of the world's second biggest economy would erode in the coming years. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the...

  • WASHINGTON— Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth. MULVANEY, head of the Office of Management and Budget: "I went back and looked at some of the economic assumptions that the...