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  • Brent Tests New 3-Month High Above $114 After Fed Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Brent reached its highest level in three and a half months on Wednesday, passing $115 a barrel after better-than-forecast European data spurred optimism for the global economy.

  • Why Markets Aren't Worried About the Bad GDP Report Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    "The report, noisy as it is, may help ease ideas that has surfaced earlier this month that the Fed may look to soon pull back from its asset purchases," said one strategist in response the surprise drop in GDP.

  • European Shares Post Worst Daily Fall for a Month Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    European shares suffered their biggest daily drop this month after gloomy earnings and weak U.S. economic data hit sentiment on Wednesday and left some positioning for further falls in the near-term.

  • Futures Lose Gains on GDP Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, with eyes on the Federal Reserve’s first policy statement of 2013.

  • Asian Markets Rise; Earnings Eyed Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with investors shifting their focus to corporate earnings in the region and the Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day.

  • Correction Looms for Euphoric Aussie Markets Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:47 AM ET

    Investors have been reaping the benefits of a bull run on the Australian Securities Exchange, but a correction is looming and they should take heed, said analysts.

  • Stocks ‘Headed Higher’: Guy Adami Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    A few factors suggest that the S&P 500 would continue to post gains, Guy Adami says.

  • Euro Climbs to 14-Month Peaks vs Dollar; Fed Looms Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    The euro scaled 14-month peaks against the dollar, gaining in three of the last four sessions, lifted by an improving euro zone outlook and expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its ultra-easy monetary policy for some time.

  • Positive US Housing Data Boost Oil Prices Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil rose more than 1 percent, exceeding gains in Brent crude, after strong U.S. housing market data bolstered confidence that economic growth and fuel demand were accelerating.

  • US Treasurys Ease After Debt Auction Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased for a fourth day on Tuesday as investors pushed to undermine prices amid sales of $99 billion of U.S. government notes this week.

  • Stocks Finish Higher; Dow Nears 14,000 Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher on Tuesday as the Dow marched toward the 14,000 level and investors looked ahead to Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy announcement. A gain in the energy sector following strong earnings from refiner Valero and big gains in the pharma sector after Pfizer's solid earnings report supported stocks.

  • Enjoy Rally While You Can: Marc Faber Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:48 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    Investor "euphoria" is taking stocks higher but eventually will be their undoing, market bear Marc Faber told CNBC.

  • Gold Rises Off 2-1/2 Week Low but Fed Meeting Weighs Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Gold snapped a four-day losing streak, but gains were limited as investors sought further indicators of U.S. economic strength, including a Federal Reserve statement later in the week.

  • Stocks Near ‘Hot-Stove Territory’: Josh Brown Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:34 PM ET

    As stocks continue to post gains, a few headwinds could appear, Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics says.

  • Miners Propel European Shares to Fresh 2-Year High Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    European equities scaled fresh two-year highs on Tuesday, boosted by miners, as optimism about economic recovery gained momentum following encouraging U.S. home price data and comments over growth in top metals consumer China.

  • US Stocks Seen Lower as Fed Eyed Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve’s announcement on monetary policy on Wednesday.

  • No Wall Street Consensus on When & How QE Ends Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros divided on how and when quantitative easing will end.

  • Asia Trades Higher; Australia Leads Gains Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Asian shares rose on Tuesday as recent selling drew bargain hunters ahead of more U.S. economic data and a Federal Reserve policy decision later in the week.

  • Remember the Yen Carry Trade? Well, It’s Back Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:46 PM ET

    As confidence returns to global markets, investors appear to be using the cheap yen once again to fund investments in risky assets – a trade that is likely to give the battered Japanese currency another boot lower in the months ahead, analysts said.

  • Triple-Digit Oil in Sight as Global Economy Heals Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:38 PM ET

    U.S. benchmark crude oil prices are expected to resume their march towards triple digits as stock markets respond to improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest oil market sentiment survey.

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