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  • From Rout to Rush—Gold Stages Quiet Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:18 AM ET

    Gold is clawing its way back up amid signs that demand for the precious metal is soaring a week after a massive sell-off sent prices to their lowest level in more than two years.

  • Despite 'Bad News' Markets Are on a 'Grabathon' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.

  • Stock Market's Defensive Line Takes a Hit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:04 PM ET

    Will defensive sectors take another hit on Thursday? Traders will be watching the market. Plus, a big day for earnings, with reports from Exxon, UPS, 3M, Amazon and more.

  • Euro Rises as Italy Outlook Offsets German Weakness Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing a drop to a near three-week low earlier in the global session.

  • US Treasurys Edge Up on Weak Data, Solid Auction Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Wednesday as unexpectedly weak data on durable goods and a wobbly stock market supported safe-haven demand for bonds.

  • Gold Prices End Higher but Outlook Clouded Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:31 PM ET

    Gold rose as physical demand encouraged speculative buying after the previous session's drop, while support also came from weak German economic data which fueled prospects the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates.

  • Brent Crude Rises Above $101; Gasoline Stocks Fall Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose with Brent gaining more than $1 a barrel and U.S. crude up nearly $2 as stockpiles of gasoline declined in top consumer the United States, but gains were checked by the prospect of slowing fuel demand in major economies.

  • Europe Closes Higher on ECB Speculation Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Durable Goods Orders Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures shaved their early gains following a weaker-than-expected durable goods orders report and as Apple shares weighed.

  • Asia Stocks Hit Highs on Solid US Earnings Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asia's stock markets saw a return of risk appetite on Wednesday as major regional indices rose to fresh highs, boosted by a 1 percent rally on Wall Street.

  • Apple's Roller-Coaster Ride to Set Market Tone Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Apple briefly got some of its shine back, after it delivered a package of capital programs that shareholders have been clamoring for.

  • Brent Crude Oil Hovers Around $100 as Data Disappoint Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    Brent crude oil edged down in reaction to weak manufacturing data in China and Europe, but it closed above $100 a barrel for the second straight day as it drew some support from strong gains in U.S. equity markets.

  • US Bonds Little Changed After Surging on AP Report Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys were little changed on Tuesday after surging briefly on a fake Twitter message from a hacked Associated Press account claiming explosions at the White House.

  • Gold Settles Down on Stronger Dollar, ETFs Outflows Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    Gold fell to end at $1,408 on Tuesday after the outflow from the biggest gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) accelerated, investors shifted towards other assets like equities, and as a stronger dollar put pressure on prices.

  • Euro Slips on Weak German Data; Rate Cut Bets Mount Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    The euro hit a two-week low against the dollar after weak German data fanned concerns about the euro zone economy and speculation the European Central Bank could cut interest rates.

  • Surprise! Apple's Plunge Has Been Good for Stocks Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Tim Cook

    In at least a roundabout way, Apple's precipitous and rapid fall has been the stock market's gain.

  • Dismal China PMI Sees Asian Losses Widen Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    China stocks led losses in Asian markets on Tuesday, after a preliminary survey of factory managers showed factory activity slowing in April, renewing fears of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

  • It's Not Just the Yen, This Currency's Tanking, Too Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    In just under two weeks, this major currency has tumbled more than three percent. No, it's not the battered Japanese yen or beleaguered British pound.

  • Here’s What Could Push Dollar-Yen Past 100 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:47 PM ET

    The yen, which has been falling for five months, is within striking distance of the psychological 100-level against the dollar. So what could trigger a break through the key barrier?

  • US Dollar Stalks 100 Yen Level After G-20 Meeting Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    The yen hovered near the key level of 100 to the dollar on Monday after major industrialized nations gave their stamp of approval to a massive Japanese easing program.

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