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  • US Bonds Slip Late as Dollar Jumps vs Yen Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices dipped slightly on Thursday, easing late after the dollar jumped to a four-year high against the Japanese yen, breaking through the key 100-yen mark and spurring selling in longer-dated government debt.

  • Crude Dips as Demand Falters, Supply Rises Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Crude prices ended the session mixed, as rising fuel supplies and faltering demand pointed to a growing surplus of oil worldwide.

  • Asia Stocks Fall on China Data; Seoul Outperforms Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks widened losses on Thursday as investors worried over rising inflationary pressures in China, but South Korean shares rallied over 1 percent after the Bank of Korea surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut.

  • Treasurys Snap 3-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Wednesday, ending a three-day losing streak as yields near the upper end of their recent range drew some buyers.

  • Euro Up as German Data Tempers Rate Cut Prospects Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:01 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.

  • Oil Lifted by China Imports but Demand Fears Linger Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Brent oil steadied above $104 a barrel on Wednesday, recovering from earlier losses after data from China showed crude imports by the world's No.2 consumer rose in April.

  • Gold Settles Up at $1,473 on Lower Dollar, Demand Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    Gold settled more than 1 percent higher on Wednesday, rising for the first time in three sessions as a drop in the dollar and strong physical bullion buying helped offset a continued decline in gold-backed exchange-traded fund holdings.

  • Futures Dip After Dow, S&P Hit All-Time Highs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs in the previous session, and as investors largely shrugged off a better-than-expected trade data from China.

  • Robust China Trade Data Spark Asia-Wide Gains Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    Australian stocks approached their highest levels in nearly five years on Wednesday after China's trade balance swung to a surplus in April while Japan's benchmark Nikkei remained the region's out performer, extending gains to hit a fresh near five-year high.

  • Watch Out, the Nikkei Train Is at Full Speed Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:54 PM ET

    Japan's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in five years on Wednesday, taking its gains this year to just over 35 percent. Time to turn cautious? Perhaps not, say analysts.

  • Why US Stocks Are Soaring While Economy Struggles Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    Even the rosiest of forecasters acknowledge growth slowed sharply from the first three months of the year. And yet major U.S. stock indexes continue swaggering to fresh all-time highs.

  • Market Gains Could Keep on Coming After Dow 15,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.

  • The euro firmed across the board on Tuesday after data showing German industrial orders beat forecasts, but the prospect of further monetary easing could limit its gains.

  • Stocks finished near their best levels Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow closing above the 15,000 milestone for the first time.

  • US Yields Rise After 3-Year Debt Auction Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys slid for a third session on Tuesday after a three-year note sale brought few surprises.

  • Brent Ends Lower as Demand Fears Creep to the Fore Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 3:18 PM ET

    Brent crude oil fell on Tuesday, as weak fundamentals curbed initial gains spurred by strong German data, central bank policy and tension in the Middle East.

  • Gold Settles Lower as Equities Gain Strongly Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Gold ended lower as its appeal as an alternative investment faded after equity markets rose on prospects of sustained central bank stimulus, while holdings in exchange-traded funds slipped to their lowest in more than three years.

  • Europe Closes Higher; DAX Hits Record Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    European shares closed higher following some better-than-expected earnings reports, and upbeat manufacturing data from German.

  • US Hits an Historic High and the World Joins In Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    A financial trader uses a telephone as he monitors data on his computer screens in front of a display of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

    Germany joins the U.S. at an historic high. France, Portugal and Japan also log good numbers as stocks continue to win in the hunt for yield.

  • Bearish Like Buffett? Some Bonds May Still Be King Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:31 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Several renowned investors may have made the case to be more bearish on bonds recently, but one analyst has told CNBC that now is the perfect time to look at high yielding peripheral bonds.

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