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  • S&P Breaks 1600, Dow Touches 15000 on Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the week with a bang, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,600 and the Dow briefly topping 15,000 for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected April nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Brent, US Crude Settle Higher After US Jobs Figures Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    Brent crude rose more than $1 to surpass $104 a barrel on Friday, after better-than-expected job growth in the United States.

  • US Treasury Yields Surge on Upbeat Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    U.S. Treasurys yields surged on Friday after employers added more jobs than expected in April, adding to hopes the economy is not slowing as badly as feared.

  • April Jobs Report Hoists EU Shares to 5-Year High Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday after non-farm payrolls data from the U.S. came in better-than-expected.

  • Fund Investors Are Fleeing US for Emerging Markets Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Shanghai, China

    A slow-growing developed world and worries about future U.S. bond rate action have positioned emerging markets as a go-to asset class for fund investors.

  • Asian Stocks Close Lower Ahead of US Jobs Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Sentiment in Asia turned cautious on Friday ahead of a key jobs report in the U.S. but Shanghai stocks rallied as investors cheered new measures by the Chinese central bank to open up its capital markets.

  • Yuan Surge Shows China Confident About Economy Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    A record high yuan in the face of recent road bumps in China's economy is testament that Beijing remains confident in the health of the world's second largest economy.

  • Draghi Says ECB Open to Negative Rates; Euro Drops Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The euro fell sharply against the dollar in choppy trading on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank is ready for negative deposit rates.

  • Gold Settles Higher After ECB Rate Cut Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold rose as the European Central Bank cut its interest rate for the first time in 10 months, affirming the metal's inflation-hedge appeal a day after the Federal Reserve said it would keep up its bond purchases to spur growth.

  • US Treasurys Prices Flat Ahead of Jobs Data Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Thursday, as investors focused on the upcoming U.S. employment report and accommodative central bank monetary policy.

  • Oil Stages Rebound but Demand Outlook Caps Gains Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    Oil was lifted by an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank that supported riskier assets, but a shaky global oil demand outlook and ample supply weighed.

  • European shares rebounded to a higher close on Thursday, paring losses from when ECB President Mario Draghi confirmed the central bank would not deliver any extra stimulus. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed around 0.5 percent higher.

  • Futures Gain After Jobless Claims, ECB Rate Cut Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Thursday as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected jobless claims report and after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."

  • Should Investors Fear the Fearless Market? Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:22 AM ET

    The global economy continues to show signs of slowing, yet stock markets are back near their highs for the year with analysts questioning how long this sentiment will last.

  • Asia Slips on US, China Growth Concerns Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite moved off a fresh 2013 low on Thursday after HSBC's Chinese manufacturing survey revealed a drop in new export orders for the first time this year, adding to concerns about the global growth outlook.

  • Stocks Versus Bonds: The Case for Betting on Both Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:29 AM ET

    So much for talk of a 'great rotation' out of bonds into equities, analysts say the best strategy may be bet on both assets.

  • Dollar Pares Losses as Fed Stays Course Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar pared its losses against the yen on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will stick to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks kicked off May with a big thud, with major averages dropping nearly 1 percent across the board, as a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data overshadowed the Federal Reserve's plan to maintain its stimulus program.

  • Brent Crude Falls Below $100; EIA Data Sparks Swoon Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Crude oil dropped, extending its biggest monthly drop in 11 months in April, as fresh concerns over economic growth in China weakened the demand outlook.

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