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  • Europe shares close higher on US gains; airlines drop Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    European shares pared losses in afternoon trade on Wednesday to close higher, thanks to a strong open in the U.S. markets. However, airline shares suffered after a profit warning from Ryanair.

  • Asian equity markets moved off session lows on Wednesday but investors continued to take profits after recent robust gains and as U.S. support for action against Syria dampened sentiment.

  • Stocks closed out a choppy session in the black on the first trading day of September, thanks to a handful of upbeat economic reports, but ongoing worries over Syria kept a lid on gains.

  • Dollar rises to six-week high after stronger data Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a six-week high against major currencies on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus this month.

  • Bonds slide on upbeat US data, reduced Syria fears Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    Treasury market stumbled, as traders pared safe-haven stakes in bonds after U.S. President said he would ask for congressional backing for a military strike in Syria.

  • Gold up 1% as Republicans back Syria strike Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold climbed 1.4 percent on Tuesday after President Barack Obama won the backing of two top Republicans in Congress in his call for limited U.S. strikes on Syria.

  • US oil ends over $108; Syria fears spur rally Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled higher as U.S. lawmakers voiced support for military action against Syria, raising new fears about an armed conflict that could crimp supply.

  • Europe shares close down; Nokia surges 34% Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European shares closed down in choppy trade on Tuesday, while shares in mobile device maker Nokia surged 34 percent.

  • Japan's benchmark index led Asian stocks higher on Tuesday as dollar-yen flirted with the key 100-level while better-than-expected manufacturing data in Europe and China lifted confidence in the global economic recovery.

  • Oil steadies around $114 as supply worries ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Brent crude oil steadied around $114 on Monday, after a week of gains, as worries over possible Middle East supply disruptions receded.

  • Gold down as Syria concerns ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Gold edged below $1,400 an ounce on Monday as a delay in possible U.S. military action in Syria and improved economic data from China and Europe boosted the appetite for riskier assets.

  • Dollar hits one-month high vs yen Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    The dollar rose to a one-month high against the safe-haven yen on Monday as worries about a military strike against Syria diminished, while commodity currencies edged higher.

  • Asia lifted by China optimism; Syria risks ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equity markets kicked off September higher after two separate readings of Chinese factory activity confirmed hopes of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Stocks closed near session lows on the final trading day of August, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their worst monthly declines since May 2012, as investors held off making large bets ahead of a long holiday weekend amid escalating worries over Syria.

  • The U.S. dollar reached a four-week peak against a basket of major currencies on Friday as investors sought its safe-haven status on the possibility of a U.S. military strike on Syria.

  • US oil settles lower as US makes case vs. Syria Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Crude prices finished lower on Friday, amid relentless speculation about whether the United States would stage a military strike against Syria.

  • Gold drops below $1,400; Syria in focus Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Gold slid below $1,400 an ounce on Friday as the dollar rallied to a four-week high and investors squared positions at the end of the month and cashed in on a recent run-up ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend.

  • Europe shares close down, as energy stocks drag Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday, finishing August at a loss overall, as a reduced chance of an immediate military strike on Syria weighed on energy equities via weaker oil prices.

  • What the market expects to happen in Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, provides perspective on how stocks will likely react to an attack on Syria. And Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory, weighs in on General Electric's plans to spin off its consumer lending operations.

  • Pimco: 3 reasons why bond investors should chill Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trader signals an offer in a Treasury note options pit at the CME Group in Chicago.

    Pimco strategist Tony Crescenzi has three good reasons why yields will drop.

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