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  • Gold Futures Settle Up in Roller-Coaster Trade Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Gold rallied to end at $1,392 after volatile Asian trade saw prices slide towards two-year lows hit earlier in the week, with strong physical buying set against exits from exchange-traded funds.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed: US Data Knocks Sentiment Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday, after a rally in technology shares was curbed when Nokia released disappointing earnings. Yet more weak U.S. data also weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday as European shares rebounded after the previous session's sharp losses and investors awaited weekly jobless claims data.

  • Techs, Resources Hurt Asia on Growth Fears Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed at session lows on Thursday with most major indices losing over 1 percent as technology and resource plays were sold off on concerns of sluggish economic growth.

  • Why China Market Bulls Aren't Surrendering Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    A sell-off in China's stock market has not put of market bulls, who forecast gains of up to 15 percent in the coming months.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Could Be Huge for Markets Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:47 PM ET
    A job-seeker (top) hands his resume to Candice Perkins, a representatvie of Workforce1 during a 'Work Search' event aimed at older unemployed people in New York City.

    Weekly jobless claims will be more important than usual for markets Thursday, after an uneven series of claims reports this month and a surprisingly weak March employment report.

  • Oil Slide to Continue as Demand Picture Weakens Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    Oil prices have cascaded lower in the global commodities rout and may still have further to go before finding a floor, analysts say.

  • Stocks End Down 1%, Led by Techs; Apple Drops 5% Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower across the board Wednesday, with all key S&P sectors in the red, following a batch of weaker-than-expected earnings and as commodities resumed their selloff amid ongoing worries over global growth.

  • Rate Cut Talk Sends Euro Sliding; Eyes on G-20 Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    The euro suffered its biggest daily decline against the dollar in nearly a year on Wednesday, weakened by talk of a euro zone interest rate cut.

  • US Treasurys Rise as Investors Look for Safety Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys gained on Wednesday as sinking stock prices spooked investors into scooping up safe-haven government debt.

  • Gold Futures Settle Lower at $1,382 Per Ounce Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Gold futures settled lower, but spot gold rose in choppy trade as the two-year low it hit the previous session triggered Asian physical buying, but the market had trouble holding on to gains and is seen vulnerable to further sell-offs.

  • Crude Routed Anew on Relentless Demand Worries Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday, with Brent crude falling below $98 per barrel as rising U.S. fuel supplies added to overall concern about global oil demand.

  • Copper Falls Below Key Level, Warning Signs Flash Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    "When I look at copper, it reminds me a lot of gold before that big breakdown," one analyst said.

  • As Gold Crashes, One Contrarian Spots 'Buy' Sign Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    When everyone hates a trade, it's time to buy, a contrarian explains.

  • Scary Pattern Could Be Forming on S&P 500 Chart Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Traders are watching for technical signs that the market is reaching its limit. The answer should be revealed in the next few days.

  • Europe Closes Lower on Renewed China Fears Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday on worries about slowing growth and rumors of a credit downgrade for Germany curbing investor sentiment.

  • Futures Decline After Tepid Earnings; BAC Falls Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday, pressured by some weaker-than-expected earnings and amid worries over global growth.

  • Treasurys Retreat as Safety Bid Fades Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices slid on Tuesday as a safety bid in the previous session faded, though yields remained low as investors weighed the Federal Reserve's easing options for the rest of the year.

  • Brent Crude Drops Below $100 for First Time Since July Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:26 PM ET

    Brent crude sank to a nine month low, extending a recent rout triggered by data from China and the United States that weakened the outlook for demand.

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