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  • Asian stocks cheer China PMI data; Nikkei leads gains Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that Chinese manufacturing activity didn't fall below market expectations in July.

  • Stocks close mixed, but post best July since 2010 Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    Stocks wrapped up the final trading day of the month on a flat note, but still logged their best July since 2010, as the Federal Reserve said it will maintain its bond-buying policy in its ongoing effort to bolster the economy.

  • US oil settles above $105 on economic optimism Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    U.S. oil staged a brisk rally on Wednesday, ending just above $105 after a batch of U.S. data underscored strong demand in the world's largest consumer of oil.

  • Gold falls 1% after Fed statement Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Gold settled at nearly 1 percent lower at $1,313 on Wednesday as unexpectedly strong US economic growth stirred fears that the Fed could be a step closer to cutting back its stimulus measures.

  • Europe shares close mixed despite US GDP boost Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Wednesday despite investor sentiment being boosted by better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth from the U.S.

  • Dollar extends gains vs euro, yen after GDP data Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    The dollar extended gains against the euro and yen on Wednesday, hitting session highs after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter.

  • US stock story still compelling: Expert     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, provides a preview of today's GDP number, jobs and Fed policy. And Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, explains why buying stocks now are the "right long-term play."

  • Asian stocks end July on solid footing, but Nikkei drops Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 closed near the flatline Tuesday, while techs climbed to boost the Nasdaq to a fresh 12-year high, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • US Treasurys flat ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Treasurys little changed on Tuesday as traders positioned for second-quarter U.S. economic growth data, a Federal Reserve policy statement and the Treasury's next refunding announcement, all due on Wednesday.

  • Gold settles lower; all eyes on Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,324.00 on Tuesday as participants largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement on Wednesday.

  • US oil ends lower as market pares bets before Fed Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Oil slipped as speculators awaiting the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting retreated from bets on a further rise of U.S. crude.

  • Europe shares close higher despite mixed data Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and Barclays leading a bank sell-off on the continent.

  • Markets on hold ahead of Fed meeting     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Rich Peterson, S& P Capital IQ, explains why some sectors like financials, consumer discretionary and health care are growing while other sectors like energy are lagging.

  • The dollar edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent falls, on caution that the Federal Reserve may lay the groundwork for curbing stimulus at a policy meeting this week.

  • Matthew McCormick, vice president & portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, tells CNBC that Wall Street believes Fed tapering will occur in September and it will cause more volatility.

  • Japanese stocks lead Asia higher ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Asian stocks rebounded on Tuesday after China's central bank injected funds into money markets and as the Japanese yen weakened ahead of key global central bank meetings this week.

  • Stocks kicked off the week on a weak note as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting and a slew of key economic reports.

  • Gold settles modestly higher; Fed meeting eyed Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold futures settled higher at $1328.40 on Monday, as investors turned their attention to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week, which is expected to reaffirm its stance to keep interest rates near zero.

  • US oil edges lower as caution prevails Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Oil prices were mixed on Monday, with U.S. oil settling above $104 as supply disruptions in Europe helped halt last week's losses.

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