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  • Europe Stocks Close Higher; DAX at Multi-Year Highs Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Weak GDP data for the U.K. wasn't enough to stop European shares rising on Friday as Germany's DAX Index reached a level not seen since January 2008 after business climate data was released.

  • Futures Gain After Upbeat Earnings; PG Climbs Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.

  • Asia Stocks Trade Mixed; Japan Outperforms Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 5:02 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mixed on Friday, dragged lower by a drop in regional technology stocks, although gains in Australia and Japan contained overall losses for equities.

  • Death of Commodities Super-Cycle? Not Quite Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:14 AM ET

    The slowdown in the global economy last year, prompted warnings over the death of the commodities super-cycle, but the flood of government stimulus unveiled in the recent months will prolong the bull run, says one expert.

  • Yen Meddling—What Has Japan Started? Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Japan's new government certainly isn't mincing its words about wanting a weaker yen. But Tokyo can now expect to face increased resistance overseas to any efforts to engineer a weaker currency, analysts warn.

  • Bulls Gear Up for Another Run at 1,500 on S&P Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Wall Street's bull could take another run at the psychologically important 1,500 level as early as Friday, but that's a level that could also trigger a pause, analysts say.

  • Yen Drops 2% as Japan OK With Further Weakening Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    The yen tumbled 2 percent against the dollar to hit a 2 1/2-year low on Thursday after a Japanese official said the government has no problem with the dollar hitting 100 yen.

  • Treasury Prices Slip on Fall in US Jobless Claims Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Thursday after data showed first-time filings for weekly jobless benefits fell to a five-year low, raising hopes of an improving U.S. labor market and paring safe-haven bets on government debt.

  • Gold Slips to 1-Week Low Amid Market's Economic Jitters Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Gold fell to a one-week low after a repeated failure to break above a key chart level hurt investors' confidence in the metal.

  • US Crude Oil Rises on Positive Economic Data Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    Oil prices rose, buoyed by strong economic data from China, the eurozone and the United States, with U.S. crude prices getting an extra boost from expectations the vital Seaway pipeline could resume full capacity operation within a week.

  • Why Stocks Rallied Even While Apple Got Crushed Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Broken iPhone 4s

    Even as Apple crashes and burns, the market is protected by a firewall of factors that could help stocks break through to new highs.

  • Asia Mixed; China Flash PMI Lifts Sentiment Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 5:02 AM ET

    Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after manufacturing data from China confirmed a recovery was on track, easing nervousness caused by a sharp drop in Apple shares.

  • Yen Settles After Rally as BOJ Action Still Expected Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    The yen was little changed against the dollar on Wednesday one day after a sharp rally, and traders appeared ready to resume selling the yen.

  • Gold Down on EU Data, Better Economic Outlook Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Gold dropped, retreating from the previous session's one-month high, as signs of an improving global economy capped investor interest in safe-haven investments.

  • Brent Closes Below $113, Supply Jitters Dominate Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    Oil declined on reports that the amount of oil moving through a key pipeline to the Gulf Coast had been cut in half.

  • US Treasurys Rise Modestly as US Extends Debt Ceiling Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Wednesday after a vote by the House of Representatives to extend the borrowing authority under the federal debt limit to May, and as some investors worried that growth is likely to remain tepid.

  • Europe Shares Inch Up; Banks Hit by Profit Taking Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    European shares inched higher on Wednesday, with a key index moving back towards a near two-year high hit recently.

  • Futures Trade Flat, but Techs Edge Higher Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were flat Wednesday as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results and following the recent rally that took major averages to their best levels in more than five years.

  • The Great Rotation: A Flight to Equities in 2013 Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    A trader with Livermore Trading Group Inc., works at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.

    One of the big investment shifts of our day may be at hand - regardless of how global markets actually perform this year.

  • Yen Extends Gains After BOJ; Support Seen for Euro Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    The yen pushed higher against the euro and dollar on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous day, when monetary easing from Bank of Japan fell short of some expectations for faster, more aggressive action.

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