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  • Oil Trapped Between Euro Zone Woes, Equity Rally Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Oil fell after data showed the euro zone was in its longest recession ever, while a stronger dollar and rising U.S. refined products stocks put additional pressure on prices.

  • Nikkei Breaches 15,000; Rest of Asia Flat Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    The Nikkei resumed its market out-performance on Wednesday, rising to a fresh five-and-a-half year high as a weaker yen hovers around the 102 handle while other Asian stock markets pared initial gains.

  • Yen Keeps Falling, Hits 4 1/2-Year Low vs. Dollar Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving.

  • Brent Crude Oil Prices Fall in Light Trading Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    Brent crude oil prices fell after a global energy watchdog described world supplies as "comfortable" and analysts forecast a continued build in the U.S. crude inventory, while gasoline rose 1 percent on expected inventory draws ahead of the summer driving season.

  • Stocks Close at Record Highs; Apple Drops 2.5% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    The S&P and Dow closed at fresh all-time highs on Tuesday after widely followed hedge fund manager David Tepper said he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • Gold Prices End Down on Economic Optimism Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:14 PM ET

    Gold prices settled lower on Tuesday, as economic optimism and another intraday record high in U.S. equities sapped bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • European shares pared losses to close at five-year highs on Tuesday, after influential hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • This Bullish Indicator at 58-Year High Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The 5.4 percent earnings yield is considerably below its historical average, but nearly triple the 1.9 percent yield of the 10-year Treasury.

  • Futures Turn Higher on Tepper Remarks Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, as fears that China's central bank will not provide stimulus to boost its economy saw the Shanghai Composite fall to a one-week low.

  • Treasurys Advance as US Stocks Hunker Down Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices reversed the previous day's slide as U.S. stock markets appeared poised for a lower opening.

  • Amid Rally, Market Flooded With Shares Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The strong rally this year is being met with a heightened level of supply, setting up a big bet that retail investors will keep buying what Wall Street is selling.

  • Asia Stocks End Mixed; China Tumbles 1% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    Shanghai stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday amid fears that the People's Bank of China would not provide monetary stimulus to support the economy while Asia's other equity markets were mixed ahead of Australia's budget release.

  • This Is Now the World's Most Volatile Bond Market Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Japan's radical monetary policies has created the most volatile government bond market in the world, analysts say.

  • Rising US Retail Sales Push Dollar Higher vs. Yen Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    The dollar gained for a third straight session against the yen and euro on Monday as data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales assuaged fears of an economic slowdown.

  • Gold Falls 1% on Stronger US Retail Sales Data Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent on Monday as stronger U.S. retail sales data inspired economic hopes and reduced the safe-haven bid for gold.

  • US Treasury Prices Drop as Data Hint at Recovery Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell as data showed U.S. consumers unexpectedly increased their buying last month, suggesting underlying strength in the world's biggest economy.

  • Brent Dips Below $103 as Demand Concerns Cap Gains Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Crude oil prices were hit by slowing oil demand in China and data showing the biggest drop for U.S. retail gasoline sales in more than four years.

  • Asia Stocks Mixed After China Data; Nikkei Up Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets closed in positive territory on Monday with a weaker yen propelling Japan's benchmark Nikkei index to a fresh five-and-a-half-year peak, while the Shanghai Composite pared losses following a raft of lower-than-expected economic data from the mainland.

  • US Treasurys Fall as Dollar Rises vs Yen Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell on Friday, pushing yields to their highest levels in about a month in a half, after the dollar shot up past the key 100-yen mark and spurred selling in longer-dated government debt.

  • Yen Hits 4-Year Low as Japanese Invest Overseas Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.

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