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  • Treasurys Idle As Market Awaits Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bernanke in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Caution prevailed in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors grow concerned about the duration of global monetary stimulus ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the U.S Senate.

  • Dollar Falls as Fed Tapering Seen as Uncertain Monday, 20 May 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Monday as traders pared back expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would hint at tapering bond purchases this week.

  • Treasurys Fall Pushing Yields to 2-Month Highs Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell on Monday, as traders waited for further clues on whether U.S. growth will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to taper its bond purchases.

  • Silver and Gold Lurch Higher After an Early Dive Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    Gold and silver prices gained about 2 percent after a roller-coaster session that opened with a gut-wrenching dive in silver prices to their lowest in 2-1/2 years before an abrupt midday turnaround.

  • Oil Gains but Dollar, Demand Picture Cap Gains Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose on Monday, reversing early losses to trade higher by late morning in New York as the dollar weakened.

  • Japan, Hong Kong Lead Asian Stocks Higher Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Asia's stock markets were in rally mode on Monday after better-than-expected U.S data boosted investor confidence in the global economic recovery.

  • US Bond Prices Fall on Improved Consumer Sentiment Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell after data showed consumers grew more optimistic in May and an index of leading indicators pointed to economic growth ahead.

  • Dollar Rockets vs. Yen on Strong Consumer Sentiment Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.

  • Gold Drops for Seventh Session as Dollar Rises Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, as speculation that the Federal Reserve may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.

  • Brent Crude Up for Third Day, Despite Firm Dollar Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:16 PM ET
    A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site in Springville, Pa.

    Brent crude oil climbed for a third straight session, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States.

  • China Stocks Hit 7-Week High; Asia Pares Losses Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:01 AM ET

    China's benchmark index out-performed the broader Asian market for a second straight session on Friday as investors cheered moves by the government to ease strict regulation while the rest of Asia's equity markets traded cautiously as concerns grew over a U.S. Federal Reserve exit from quantitative easing.

  • Dollar Rallies Late After Fed Easing Comments Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar recovered to trade higher against the euro and yen late Thursday afternoon in a volatile session that saw the U.S. currency swing between gains and losses.

  • Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.

  • Treasurys Rise on Economic Uncertainty Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Thursday after data raised questions about the strength of the U.S. economy.

  • Gold Prices Slide, Settle at $1,386 Per Ounce Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,386 per ounce after it hit a four-week low, declining for a sixth straight day for the first time in more than four years.

  • Crude Choppy, Yet Weak Data Stokes Worries Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    Brent oil futures climbed above $104 on Thursday, responding to dollar declines, while a jump in U.S. jobless claims capped gains.

  • 'Profitless Rally': Stocks Heading for a Slowdown Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme looks as if it will start coming under stress if what Citigroup calls a "profitless rally" continues.

  • Europe Shares Close Narrowly Lower After US Data Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    European shares closed flat-to-lower on Thursday, pressured by downbeat data from the U.S. that included a jump in jobless claims and a drop in housing starts.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; China Stocks Hit 1-Week High Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite rallied over 1 percent on Thursday as investors cheered news of easing regulations while Japan's Nikkei index closed off its five-and-a-half year peak after data showed that capital spending fell for a fifth straight month.

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