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  • US oil ends at $108, narrows spread with Brent Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    U.S. crude briefly traded at a premium to the global benchmark Brent on Friday for the first time since October 2010, ending the session only modestly lower.

  • Yen hits 7-week lows ahead of Japan elections Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    The yen fell across the board on Thursday as traders bet Japan's upper house elections would strengthen Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's position.

  • US oil spikes to 16-month high, ends above $108 Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    An unexpected drop in jobless claims helped spur U.S. oil to its highest level in 16-months on Thursday, narrowing its spread with Brent crude.

  • Gold ends above $1,284, powered by Fed comments Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher on Thursday, partially recovering from a more than 1 percent loss in the previous session.

  • Dollar rises on Fed's reiteration of tapering plan Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    The dollar rose broadly on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed market expectations that the U.S. central bank will start reducing its monetary stimulus.

  • US oil ends above $106 on Bernanke, inventories Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled marginally higher after the Energy Information Administration reported further draws in American crude stockpiles and larger-than-expected increases in gasoline inventories.

  • Gold tumbles 1% after Fed testimony Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Gold fell more than 1 percent to settle at $1277 after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank still expects to start scaling back its massive bond purchase program later this year.

  • Asia mixed in choppy trade ahead of Bernanke testimony Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday ahead of a widely-anticipated speech from the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Dollar defensive ahead of Bernanke speech Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke's semi-annual testimony in Congress later in the day.

  • US oil settles near $106; early rally fizzles Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil prices were marginally lower on Tuesday as traders awaited government and industry data that should show a draw in crude oil supplies.

  • Gold settles higher ahead of Bernanke testimony Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    Gold prices settled 0.5 percent higher at $1,290 on Tuesday as the dollar eased ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony later in the week.

  • Dollar fades as Bernanke testimony looms large Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    The dollar eased versus a basket of currencies Tuesday, supported by the view that the Fed is likely to be the first to move away from ultra-loose monetary policy.

  • US oil settles near $106 in languid session Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Crude edged up on Monday, with U.S. oil finishing the session modestly higher, as traders mulled the impact of mixed economic and industry data from the United States and China.

  • Gold settles at $1,283 after weak retail sales Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    Gold settled higher at $1,283 on Monday as the dollar pared gains amid concerns that weaker-than-expected US retail sales could dampen the Fed's tapering plans.

  • Dollar recovers ahead of US retail sales data Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    The dollar rose on Monday amid anticipation of improved U.S. sales data which could hasten moves by the country's central bank to wind down its stimulus programme.

  • Shanghai leads Asia higher on China GDP relief Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks were modestly higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh relief after China's latest second-quarter growth figures matched market expectations.

  • Oil rises on supply concerns, gasoline prices leap Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Oil rose to $109, led by the biggest surge in gasoline futures in four months as a string of refinery outages stoked concerns about fuel supplies in the U.S. summer driving season.

  • Gold skids to $1,277 as dollar rebounds Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Gold futures settled lower at $1,277 per ounce as the dollar rebounded and investors booked profits after four days of gains.

  • Europe closes lower after week-long rally Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Friday after posting four days of successive gains, with weak data from the euro zone showing that its economic recovery still hangs in the balance.

  • Asian stocks cautious before China data Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 3:20 AM ET

    Asian equity markets were mixed on Friday as caution ahead of Chinese growth data next week offset gains from Wall Street's record-breaking rally overnight.

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