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  • Traders on the floor of the NYSE

    Stocks eked out gains for a third-consecutive session Thursday, with the 10-year note yield pushing closer to the psychological threshold of 3 percent, as investors digested a flurry of economic reports and ahead of the government's widely-watched monthly jobs report.

  • US oil ends above $108 after data, stockpiles Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Crude rose broadly on Thursday, given a boost by Energy Information Agency data that showed crude inventories fell sharply.

  • EU shares close up after central bank decisions Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, after both the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) voted to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy.

  • Have emerging markets petered out?  Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, says he doesn't think emerging markets are likely to grow any faster than the U.S. in the next few years. These countries have piled up too much debt, he says, and they're paying the price.

  • Why the options market is telling you to buy gold Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    This pro says the options market is sending a clear message about where gold is going.

  • What the markets are focusing on  Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co., says that while the U.S. jobs report due on Friday is important, the market is more interested in who will succeed Bernanke as Fed chairman.

  • Indian equities outperformed on Thursday after the nation's new central bank governor unveiled steps to liberalize financial markets, but caution over a reduction in the Federal Reserve's stimulus capped gains in the rest of Asia.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks closed higher for a second session Wednesday, with the Dow logging its biggest gain in over a month, following the Fed's upbeat Beige Book report and as the White House pressed its case for military action in Syria.

  • US bond prices fall as stocks gain; Jobs data eyed Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys slipped on Wednesday as fears of a Western-led military strike against Syria ebbed, pushing investors into riskier assets such as stocks.

  • Gold settles lower; US jobs data, Syria in focus Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:03 PM ET

    Gold fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday, slipping below $1,400 an ounce as strong U.S. auto sales boosted economic hopes and fears of a Western-led military strike against Syria lost some of their urgency.

  • Dollar drops as investors look to US jobs data Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    The dollar dropped against the euro on Wednesday for the first time in six sessions and retreated from a six-week high against a basket of currencies as data reflecting a growing world economy boosted investors' risk appetite.

  • US oil ends over $107; Syria debate takes new twist Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Crude fell on Wednesday, with U.S. oil closing the session sharply lower as the prospect of an immediate U.S. military strike on Syria faded.

  • Europe shares close higher on US gains; airlines drop Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    European shares pared losses in afternoon trade on Wednesday to close higher, thanks to a strong open in the U.S. markets. However, airline shares suffered after a profit warning from Ryanair.

  • Asian equity markets moved off session lows on Wednesday but investors continued to take profits after recent robust gains and as U.S. support for action against Syria dampened sentiment.

  • Stocks closed out a choppy session in the black on the first trading day of September, thanks to a handful of upbeat economic reports, but ongoing worries over Syria kept a lid on gains.

  • Dollar rises to six-week high after stronger data Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a six-week high against major currencies on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus this month.

  • Bonds slide on upbeat US data, reduced Syria fears Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    Treasury market stumbled, as traders pared safe-haven stakes in bonds after U.S. President said he would ask for congressional backing for a military strike in Syria.

  • Gold up 1% as Republicans back Syria strike Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold climbed 1.4 percent on Tuesday after President Barack Obama won the backing of two top Republicans in Congress in his call for limited U.S. strikes on Syria.

  • US oil ends over $108; Syria fears spur rally Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled higher as U.S. lawmakers voiced support for military action against Syria, raising new fears about an armed conflict that could crimp supply.

  • Europe shares close down; Nokia surges 34% Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European shares closed down in choppy trade on Tuesday, while shares in mobile device maker Nokia surged 34 percent.

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