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  • Bull trades for dog days Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer chief market strategist, expects 10 percent upside by year-end in the S&P 500.

  • Best & worst stocks for August Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Best & worst stocks for August

    CNBC's Dominic Chu uses data from Kensho to find out the best and worst performers in the Dow during August historically.

  • MILAN— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and a recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent. The company said in a presentation to analysts Thursday that it didn't expect the Ram buyback offer to cost more than $20 million. Fiat Chrysler reported its net...

  • MOSCOW— The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against the dollar. An "excessive" drop in the ruble would not be politically palatable, analysts from the...

  • *Corporate earnings lift U.S., European stocks. NEW YORK, July 29- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong U.S. and European corporate earnings and a Federal Reserve statement that said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, adding to expectations that an interest rate hike is getting closer. "The Fed is taking baby steps towards a rate hike," said...

  • SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazil's biggest retailer, GPA SA, reported progress renovating stores, bringing down rents and finding new real estate in the midst of a sharp economic downturn, as investors looked past its first quarterly loss in almost a decade. Since then the group that started with a supermarket has added electronics chains, convenience stores and an...

  • UBS out with bullish S&P 500 target Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    UBS out with bullish S&P 500 target

    Discussing his bullish year-end call on the S&P 500 of 2,225, with Julian Emanuel, UBS U.S. Equity & Derivatives Strategy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • UPDATE 1-UN sees Latin America barely growing in 2015 Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, July 29- Latin America is expected to register anemic 0.5 percent growth in 2015, down from a prior estimate of 1.0 percent, the United Nations' regional arm said on Wednesday, as China decelerates and investment falls. The economy of regional powerhouse Brazil will likely contract 1.5 percent, while Mexico is seen growing 2.4 percent, the Santiago-...

  • The statement, which sent Brazil's currency tumbling, is a setback to Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's efforts to win back investor confidence in the country's economy, Latin America's largest, now in recession. S&P affirmed Brazil's credit rating of BBB-minus, the agency's lowest investment grade rating, and revised the outlook on that rating to negative...

  • BEIJING, July 28- China's top economic planner said on Tuesday that it was optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015, but was paying close attention to volatility in the country's stock markets. Beijing is facing an uphill battle to channel money into the real economy but banks are reluctant to lend as the slowing economy fuels a rise in...

  • *June factory output -8.0 pct y/y, biggest fall since March 2014. BANGKOK, July 28- Thailand's finance ministry on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecast for the third time this year due mainly to shrinking exports, a big obstacle to the trade-dependent country regaining traction. Since then, growth targets for Southeast Asia's second-largest economy have...

  • BEIJING, July 28- China's top economic planner said it was optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015, but was paying close attention to fluctuations in the country's stock markets. Speaking at a briefing in Beijing on Tuesday, Li Pumin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission, described the recent activity...

  • What the Fed staff projects Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    What the Fed staff projects

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to accidentally posted internal and confidential staff economic projections at the Federal Reserve.

  • MOSCOW, July 27- Russia's Finance Ministry sees year-end inflation at between 10.5 percent to 11 percent and most likely at the upper end of that range if oil prices remain at their current levels, Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Monday. The central bank said in June it expected end-year inflation to be around 10.8 percent if oil prices averaged...

  • *July 28-29 Fed meeting eyed as dollar sags. LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a four-month peak against the Swiss franc and a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, after Germany's Ifo survey for July beat forecasts and painted an upbeat picture of Europe's largest economy. The euro rose 1.2 percent to $1.1113, from about $1.1084 before the Ifo survey was...

  • FRANKFURT, July 27- Price inflation is set to gradually improve this year but it remains too early to predict a turning point, the European Central Bank said on Monday. ECB President Mario Draghi has embarked on a 1- trillion-euro- plus money printing programme to buy chiefly government bonds that is set to last until September 2016. Many in Germany, however, would...

  • LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, with traders awaiting Germany's IFO survey, which is likely to indicate Europe's largest economy is on track to post a reasonable pace of growth. Germany's IFO business climate index is forecast to dip slightly in July but will remain at levels consistent with a positive pace of...

  • Fed: Confidential forecasts mistakenly made public Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Friday it mistakenly posted confidential economic projections on its public website last month. The incident occurred at a time when the central bank is already the subject of investigations by the Justice Department, a House committee and its inspector general involving the disclosure of confidential information...