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  • Europe Closes Off Lows on US Data Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    European shares closed off their lows on Wednesday after retail sales data in the U.S. was released.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Retail Sales Report Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures erased their early losses to turn higher Wednesday as investors cheered an upbeat retail sales report that showed the biggest gain since last September.

  • Weak Economy to Depress Oil Demand in 2013: IEA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:18 AM ET
    Oil field, Alberta, Canada

    Global oil demand is set to be depressed by weak economic growth throughout 2013 while soaring U.S. oil production gives consumers a cushion to withstand most supply outages, the IEA said.

  • Asia Falls on Caution; Hong Kong Leads Losses Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asian shares fell on Wednesday as investors took profits for a second straight session on concerns that the region's recent rally may be headed for a correction.

  • Think Gold Slump Is Bad? Bullion Stocks Way Worse Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:56 AM ET

    While gold is down about 4 percent since the start of the year, this is just a small fraction of the losses seen in the shares of gold miners.

  • The Next Test for Markets: Retail Sales Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:44 PM ET

    U.S. retail sales data could be a test for markets Wednesday as it could show how much consumers were hit by a payroll tax hike and a delay in tax returns in early 2013.

  • Cramer Turns Cautious, Says Buyers Should Wait Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    If you’re not already in stocks, Cramer said stand down.

  • Brent crude prices fell a third straight session in choppy trading on Tuesday, while U.S. oil posted a fourth consecutive gain, tightening the spread between the two contracts to the narrowest since January.

  • Yen Gets a Breather From 3 1/2-Year Low Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    The yen rose against the dollar for the first time in a week on Tuesday, rebounding from a 3 1/2-year low, as short and long-term investors opted to book profits.

  • US Bond Prices Gain as Yields Entice Investors Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose as a recent spike in yields lured investors and as U.S. government debt tracked other safe-haven markets higher in the absence of key domestic data releases.

  • Gold Rises as ECB Official Stokes Easing Speculation Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Gold rose above $1,590 an ounce on Tuesday, gaining nearly one percent following comments by an ECB official that euro zone inflation pressures are abating, which was viewed as an indication of continued monetary easing.

  • US Oil Headed for Steep Drop to $75: Pro Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is set to plummet to $75 per barrel as increased use of shale oil in the U.S. blots out demand for the energy source.

  • Talk of a "great rotation" out of bonds and into equities is misleading, according to Lombard Odier.

  • Why $1,540 Is a Critical Level for Gold Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    The most important number for COMEX gold is $1,540 an ounce. This has determined the precious metal's course in the past and could do so going forward.

  • I'm Not Confident About US Markets: Goldman's O'Neill Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:46 PM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    As the Dow Jones hits another record closing high, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management turns cautious on equities.

  • Dennis Gartman: I Was Wrong Sitting Out Stocks Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:24 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman says he's sitting out the stock market.

  • Dollar Maintains Strength on Brighter US Outlook Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the yen Monday, trading near a 3 1/2-year high set the previous session when strong U.S. jobs data spurred speculation the Federal Reserve could back away from its ultra-loose monetary policy.

  • Treasurys Slip on Economic Optimism Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Monday as U.S. employment growth and stock market gains curbed demand for U.S. safe-haven debt.

  • Oil Slips Under $110 on Weak Chinese Data Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    Oil fell below $110 on Monday after data from China revived worries over the economic recovery.

  • Gold Settles Flat as Firmer Dollar Weighs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold rose slightly, as mixed Chinese economic data and Italy's credit downgrade encouraged some appetite for the metal as a safe haven, but prices were held in check by a firmer dollar.

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