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  • Dollar gains after US retail sales data Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to a one-week high against both the euro and the yen on Tuesday after a key gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in seven months.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks finished higher Tuesday, rebounding after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart downplayed the notion that the central bank would begin winding down its bond-buying program at its September meeting.

  • US bond yields near 2-year high on economic hopes Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Treasurys yields approached two-year highs after data in Europe showed that the region's economy is picking up steam, while U.S. retail sales data was also firm.

  • Gold drops 1% on Indian duty hike, dollar strength Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent on Tuesday, weighed down by better U.S. consumer spending data and after top market India hiked its import duty on gold to a record 10 percent.

  • US oil ends under $107; gains spurred by Libya Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. oil ended higher on Tuesday after exports from Libya fell to their lowest in two years, heightening supply worries.

  • Gold gives back some gains at metals close  Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the latest from the metals and mining as the markets close.

  • Technical trade: Time to sell gold?  Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Gold is taking a step back from its best rally in a month. Mike Harris, Campbell and Company, takes a look at the technicals.

  • Europe shares close higher on upbeat data Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday following data for the euro zone which boosted hopes the currency bloc is heading out of recession and signs of a housing recovery in the U.K.

  • 90 Seconds with Art Cashin: Taper in September?  Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss "good enough" retail sales and whether the Fed may go ahead with a taper. in September. "The Fed is going to taper, Bernanke wants to get the process started before he's gone, and that's going to be a headwind for the stock market," says Cashin.

  • Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.

  • Dollar advances in anticipation of strong data Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    The dollar rose on expectations of strong U.S. data that could signal an early scaling back of monetary stimulus.

  • Stocks kicked off the week on a lackluster note, with the Dow and S&P 500 extending their losses after posting their worst week since June, as investors found little reason to buy.

  • US Treasurys fall in light trading Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys traded lower on Monday in light summer trading, with no new information to break bond yields out of their recent range.

  • Gold surges 2%, near 3-week high Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold rose nearly 2 percent on Monday, hitting its highest in nearly three weeks as strong Chinese gold consumption and an inflow to gold-backed exchange-traded funds fuelled hopes of resurgent physical and investment buying.

  • Oil rises on Libya supply disruptions Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Brent crude rose on Monday as fresh export disruptions in OPEC nation Libya stoked supply concerns.

  • How to trade the taper  Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    With September right around the corner, the countdown to taper has begun. The FMHR traders focus on housing and retailers. CNBC's Steve Liesman joins to discuss what the Fed will be looking at this week, and Barry Knapp of Barclays shares his price target for S&P stocks.

  • European shares closed mixed on Monday, with financial services stocks posting the biggest declines, amid contrasting data from Japan and China.

  • Cramer: This is a 'frequent and mistaken trade' Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Markets may be too sensitive to events in Japan and not focused on the areas that really matter, like the U.S., Europe and China, Cramer said.

  • Why a 4-6 percent pullback may happen soon: Pros Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Market pros predicting a sharp near-term pullback are pointing to worries from Washington.

  • China's benchmark index shot up to a seven-week high on Monday, boosting Asian stocks across the board on optimism that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing, but Japan bucked the trend after weak growth data.

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