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  • Brent and US Crude Spread Hits 2 1/2 Year Low Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Oil futures rose with gains in US crude outpacing the rest of the oil complex and pushing the US contract's discount to Brent to a 2-1/2 year low amid a broad commodities rally.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher on US Data Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, shadowing gains on Wall Street, where the Dow bounced above the psychologically important 15,000 level.

  • For Stocks, Last 6 Months Could Be Tough to Match Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    The stock market just had its best first half of the year since 1998. Now what?

  • Asia Ends Mixed Over China, Fed Worries Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:20 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mixed in a choppy session on Monday after factory activity in China confirmed fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy while pessimism over a withdrawal of U.S. stimulus also hurt sentiment.

  • The Market's Next Worry? The June Jobs Report Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:49 PM ET

    The market's still jittery after the Fed rattled its cage. But wait, don't relax yet! It's time for the June jobs report. Here's what you need to know for the week ahead.

  • Dollar Gains on Renewed Fed Tapering Talk Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    The dollar advanced against the yen and the euro on Friday as investors resumed pricing in the possibility that the Federal Reserve will begin to pare back its bond-buying program as soon as its September policy meeting.

  • Crude Weakens as Fed Speculation Sparks Anew Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 3:26 PM ET

    U.S. oil ended modestly lower in a seesaw session on Friday, as the dollar gained following better-than-expected U.S. consumer data.

  • Nikkei Outperforms Asia to End Quarter Up 10% Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Japanese stocks finished the second-quarter on a strong note after a raft of positive economic data on Friday showed a continued pickup in Japan's economy, powering the benchmark index more than 3 percent higher.

  • Brent Crude Surges to $103; NatGas Tumbles Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    Crude oil futures rose for a fourth straight session on Thursday, gaining over $1 a barrel, as conviction strengthened that monetary stimulus measures from major central banks would stay in place for the time being.

  • Dollar Falls Against Euro as Taper Fears Ebb Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    The dollar slid against the euro on Thursday, after two days of gains as Federal Reserve officials downplayed expectations the U.S. central bank would start scaling back its stimulus program and said the Fed could buy bonds again if the economy weakens.

  • Bond Prices Gain After 7-Year Auction Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    U.S. Treasury prices gained on Thursday as bond markets showed signs of stabilizing following the 7-year auction, which drew more aggressive bidding than markets had expected.

  • Gold Settles Near Key Level at $1,211 an Ounce Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:31 PM ET

    Gold settled close to the psychologically key level of $1,200 an ounce amid a lingering debate about the Fed's intention to curtail quantitative easing

  • Oil Edges Higher as Worries About Stimulus Ease Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Oil edged higher on Wednesday, shaking off earlier losses following a large buildup in U.S. gasoline inventories, buoyed by gains in the stock market and heavy spread trading.

  • Asia Rebounds Sharply as China, Fed Fears Ease Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    Asian stocks enjoyed a relief rally on Thursday on signs of improvement in China's strained money markets and as fears of a U.S. stimulus withdrawal eased.

  • Gold Drops With a Thud, Slides to End at $1,229 Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    Gold tumbled 4 percent on Wednesday, taking it near a three-year low as a rallying U.S. equity markets further cut into demand for bullion as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

  • Euro Falls as Draghi Remains Dovish on Rates Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    The euro declined to a three-week low against the U.S. dollar and fell against Japan's yen on Wednesday after ECB President Mario Draghi highlighted risks to euro zone growth and said monetary policy will stay accommodative.

  • Asia Mixed as China Cash Crunch Worries Linger Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asian stock markets surrendered early gains on Wednesday with the Shanghai Composite index leading declines as investors continued to worry about strained liquidity conditions in China despite reassurance from the central bank.

  • Crude Mixed as Dollar Rises, US Data Surprises Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Crude oil prices ended near flat in a sluggish day of trading on Tuesday as stronger equity markets put a floor under prices and Brent's premium over U.S. crude slid below $6.

  • Gold Settles Down at $1,275 as US Data Lift Dollar Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,275 on Tuesday as positive housing and consumer confidence data boosted the dollar.

  • China Pares Losses, but Ends in Bear Market Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite halted a two-day sell-off on Tuesday on rumors that the central bank will hold a press conference with financial regulators to address liquidity conditions.

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