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  • *Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker on Wednesday said a strong employment report would bolster the case of a hike sooner than later. *Wall Street rose on Wednesday, driven by financial and energy stocks. *Traders have priced in a 15.5 percent chance of a change in rates next month, while the odds jump to 60 percent for December, according to the CME Group's...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Oil prices were steady on Thursday, underpinned by a surprisingly large drop in U.S. inventory levels the previous day to stay within sight of this year's highs hit in June. Brent crude futures were unchanged at $51.86 per barrel at 0913 GMT, after hitting a high of $52.09 the previous day. "Optimism on the OPEC deal and surprising storage declines...

  • *But shale drillers could bring back output at WTI $50 per barrel. SINGAPORE, Oct 6- Oil futures dipped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia trimmed the price of its flagship physical crude to Asia, but were still near more than three-month highs following a drop in U.S. crude inventories. Traders said Thursday's fall reflected weaker physical crude after top exporter...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 6- Oil futures dipped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia trimmed the price of its flagship crude to Asia, but were still near more than three-month highs following a drop in U.S. crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $49.55 per barrel at 0544 GMT, down 28 cents or 0.6 percent from their last settlement.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 6- Oil prices eased on Thursday but remained near June highs reached the previous session when they were buoyed by a fall in U.S. crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading at $49.54 per barrel at 0136 GMT, down 29 cents or 0.6 percent from their last settlement. Both contracts hit their highest levels since June on...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 6- U.S. wheat edged higher on Thursday to extend two-day gains to nearly 3.5 percent as traders exited near record levels of short positions, although ample global supplies provided a ceiling to gains. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.4 percent to $4.06-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed up 2.9 percent on Wednesday when prices...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 6- Oil prices dipped on Thursday but remained near June highs reached the previous session when they were buoyed by a fall in U.S. crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading at $49.63 per barrel at 0051 GMT, down 20 cents from their last settlement. Both contracts hit their highest levels since June on Wednesday after...

  • BlackRock signage above building entrance in New York.

    Investing in low-cost ETFs is getting cheaper as the ETF price wars heat up.

  • ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUTURES HOLD GAINS AFTER EIA DATA SHOWS BIGGER-THAN-EXPECTED DRAW IN INVENTORIES.

  • GASOLINE FUTURES TURN NEGATIVE AFTER EIA DATA SHOWS BUILD IN INVENTORIES.

  • Brent crude futures rose 1.9 percent to $51.84, supported by an industry report that U.S. inventories probably fell for the fifth straight week and OPEC's deal to cut supply. "The number came in a little lighter than forecast... but we don't think it necessarily changes the narrative of what the Fed's claims are regarding monetary policy," said Ernie Cecilia, chief...

  • Italy, Rome, Vatican City, Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' fresco painting.

    The U.S. economic recovery "is an illusion, it's just another gigantic bubble," gold bug Peter Schiff tells CNBC.

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, Oct 5- Chicago corn edged lower for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday as harvest progress in the United States and prospects for increased plantings in South America checked a rally that had taken prices to a two-month high the day before. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $3.47-1/ 4 a bushel by...

  • Oct 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of data, including a report on private sector hiring that will give investors a glimpse into the health of the labor market. *Global stocks took a beating after a Bloomberg report said the European Central Bank would probably wind down its bond-buying program, while the British pound continued...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 5- U.S. corn edged lower for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday on ample global supply, retreating from its highest in more than two months touched the day before. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.14 percent to $3.47-3/ 4 a bushel after closing up 0.65 percent in the last session. Analysts said bumper global corn...

  • *Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,271.44 an ounce by 0115 GMT, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.3 percent to $1,273.50 an ounce after falling over 3 percent in the previous session. *Spot gold fell 3.3 percent to a low of 1,266.33 on Tuesday, its biggest one day percentage drop since September 2013 after a report of a possible tapering of bond purchases sooner than...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade dropped 0.1 percent to $9.62-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 1 percent on Tuesday. *The USDA also said 74 percent of U.S. soybeans were in good or excellent shape, up 1 percentage point from a week ago. *The USDA said the U.S. corn harvest was 24 percent complete by Sunday, behind the trade estimates' average of...

  • Schiff: Here's what needs to happen for a recovery

    Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital discusses what needs to be done for an economy recovery to happen with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis

  • A truck enters the ExxonMobil refinery in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, northwestern France.

    Investors have suffered through five straight quarters of earnings declines, but the profits recession may be ending soon.

  • Schiff: Here's why the Fed won't raise rates this year

    Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital believes the Fed won't raise rates, and he tells CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis why.

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