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  • US Treasurys Climb on Cyprus Worries Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices climbed on Tuesday as a plan in Cyprus to tax bank accounts to help pay for a bailout unraveled, creating uncertainty about the island country's financial future and reviving fears about the stability of the euro zone.

  • Don't Count Cyprus Out of the Euro Just Yet: Traders Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Uncertainty about Cyprus set markets on edge, but they are far from pricing in the tiny country's exit from the euro.

  • Gold reversed earlier losses, hitting a 2-1/2 week high above $1,615 an ounce on renewed flight-to-safety investment before an anticipated vote by the Cyprus parliament on a bailout plan.

  • Oil Lower As Cyprus Steals Spotlight Anew Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Oil fell Tuesday as Cyprus lawmakers rejected a measure to tax bank accounts as part of a bailout plan for its shriveled economy and worries persisted about Europe's debt problems.

  • Europe Shares Close Down Ahead of Cyprus Vote Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday as markets await the outcome of a critical vote in Cyprus to tax bank deposits.

  • Futures Tick Higher Ahead of Cyprus Vote Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    Stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors tried to shake off worries over Cyprus and following a better-than-expected housing starts report.

  • Yields Retreat as Cyprus Keeps Investors Jumpy Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys climbed as investors awaited a parliamentary vote in Cyprus on a bailout plan crucial to avert bankruptcy.

  • Pound Poised for UK Budget Shakeup Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 5:51 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne poses for photographers outside 11 Downing Street.

    Monetary policy could be set to change in the U.K. when George Osborne unveils his latest budget, but any alterations to the Bank of England's remit could sink the sterling even further, analysts told CNBC.

  • Asia Enjoys Relief Rally Ahead of Cyprus Vote Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Asian markets licked their wounds on Tuesday after the previous day's sell-off on hopes that Cyprus's upcoming vote on the bank deposit levy will pass through parliament and secure the island's financial rescue.

  • Oil Bulls Bank on Fed to Fuel Rally: Survey Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices are likely to extend gains this week on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will restate its commitment to an ultra-easy monetary policy at a meeting this week.

  • Cyprus Gives the Fed More Reason to Buy Bonds Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 6:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The bailout in Cyprus could mean a pause in the US stock-market rally but some market pros say it's also likely to give the Fed more ammunition to maintain its stimulus.

  • The euro tumbled to a more than three-month low against the U.S. dollar as a bailout plan for Cyprus that will tax bank deposits spurred contagion worries in the euro zone.

  • 'You Have to Be Bullish' on US Stocks: Whitney Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The bailout in Cyprus that rattled the markets and rekindled fears of the European debt crisis will be beneficial for U.S. stocks, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Brent Crude Stages Recovery, Cyprus Dominates Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    Brent crude clawed back above $109 a barrel in choppy Monday trading, with oil undermined by falling stocks and a stronger dollar amid new euro zone turmoil.

  • Gold Settles Up at $1,604 on Cyprus Bailout Deal Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Gold extended earlier gains to hit its highest since late February, with some investors drawn to the precious metal's safe haven properties as a radical bailout package for Cyprus shook sentiment in the euro zone.

  • Europe Shares Close Down; New Cyprus Deal Eyed Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    European shares closed off their sessions lows on Monday, bouncing back from sharp falls in the first day of trade since a surprise bailout plan for Cyprus that includes a levy on savers was announced.

  • Futures Sharply Lower Amid Fears Over Cyprus Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock market futures were heavily pressured across the board Monday as global markets reeled from a euro zone decision to force bank depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout.

  • Cyprus Bailout Crisis Slams Brakes on Risk-On Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    A trader looks at a display board showing information on the stock index, at the Madrid Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain.

    Global markets traded lower and the euro hit a three-month low against the dollar as the decision by the euro zone to force bank depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout provided a stark reality check for investors.

  • Asia Stocks Hit Fresh Lows After Cyprus Levy Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Risk assets fell across the board on Monday as Asian markets saw a massive sell-off after a weekend decision by the euro zone to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout sparked concerns of contagion across other peripheral countries.

  • Fed Will Drive the Herd as Bulls Run Toward Record Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    The Fed could add fuel to the market rally in the week ahead, keeping the Dow on track for its best first quarter since 1998.

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