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  • Renewed Global Worries Lend Support to Yen Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    The yen rose from recent multi-year lows against the dollar and euro on Monday amid renewed worries about the global economy.

  • Crude Plunges as Investors Flee Commodities, Stocks Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Brent crude oil sank to a nine-month low on Monday, after bleak Chinese and U.S. data stoked worries of a slowdown in economic growth in the world's top oil consumers.

  • 30-Year Treasury Bonds Rise Sharply Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Monday on disappointing economic data from the United States and China, with gains accelerating after explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon fueled a bid for safety.

  • Gold Settles Down 9.3%, Lowest Since February 2011 Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    Gold plummeted more than 9 percent, and settled down more $140 per ounce, as investors ditched the precious metal en masse in search for better returns in other assets.

  • Europe Shares Close Down After Commodities Sell-Off Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, after news of an unexpected slowdown in China sparked a commodities sell-off.

  • Gartman on Gold: We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Gold prices continued to plummet Monday on Cyprus selling concerns, Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC.

  • The Scary Number for Gold Investors: $1,200 Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:31 AM ET

    Many gold producers will struggle to stay afloat if the gold price slumps below $1,200 analysts have told CNBC.

  • Asia Pares Losses Following Sell-Off Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian stock markets pared back some of their losses on Tuesday, after they were initially hurt by a sharp sell-off in commodities and concerns about the outlook for growth in the world's biggest two economies.

  • Fight or Flight: Get Ready for the Earnings Crush Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    Earnings season kicks into high gear in the week ahead. Plus, at least 10 Fed speeches. How risk-averse are investors? Oh, this is going to put them to the test. Rest up.

  • Asia Ends Lower on Weak China Data Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    Disappointing Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) data led major Asian benchmarks lower on Monday, as investors fretted over slowing growth in China.

  • Pros: Is Gold Falling Too Far Too Fast? Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    Why did the spot price of gold end the session with its biggest one-day fall in more than a year?

  • Stocks recovered from their lows but still finished slightly lower Friday, weighed by a batch of disappointing economic reports and a day after the Dow and S&P 500 posted record highs.

  • US Bonds Rally as US Data Comes in Weak Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys rallied on Friday as data showing a surprise decline in consumer spending in March darkened investors' view on the U.S. economy.

  • Retail Sales Drop Disrupts Dollar's March to 100 Yen Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    The dollar declined from a four-year peak against the yen Friday after a fall in U.S. retail sales reinforced expectations the Fed will keep its monetary policy loose.

  • Brent Crude Bounces Off 8 Month Low, Still Heavy Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Brent crude oil sank to an eight-month low on Friday, as the outlook for global oil demand growth dimmed, although an improvement in U.S. jobs data put a floor under prices.

  • Gold Plummets, Settling at $1,501 Per Ounce Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Gold settled close to $1,500 per ounce, a drop of more than 20 percent from its record 2011 highs, putting it in bear market territory for the first time after 12 years of gains.

  • Europe Stocks Close Down on US Data, Cyprus Fears Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday after the release of retail sales data in the U.S. which showed a fall in March consumer spending.

  • Nikkei Takes a Breather as Asia Retreats Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Japanese stock markets took a breather on Friday from this week's rally, while most other Asian indices closed lower.

  • Dollar Is Closing In on 100-Yen Level Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 5:34 PM ET

    The dollar rose to another four-year high against the yen on Thursday, closing in on the key 100 yen level.

  • Treasurys Rise After Lackluster 30-Year Auction Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Thursday as a three-day rise in yields lured investors to buy government debt on the open market and a $13 billion auction of 30-year bonds.

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