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  • US stock story still compelling: Expert     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, provides a preview of today's GDP number, jobs and Fed policy. And Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, explains why buying stocks now are the "right long-term play."

  • Asian stocks end July on solid footing, but Nikkei drops Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 closed near the flatline Tuesday, while techs climbed to boost the Nasdaq to a fresh 12-year high, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • US Treasurys flat ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Treasurys little changed on Tuesday as traders positioned for second-quarter U.S. economic growth data, a Federal Reserve policy statement and the Treasury's next refunding announcement, all due on Wednesday.

  • Gold settles lower; all eyes on Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,324.00 on Tuesday as participants largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement on Wednesday.

  • US oil ends lower as market pares bets before Fed Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Oil slipped as speculators awaiting the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting retreated from bets on a further rise of U.S. crude.

  • Europe shares close higher despite mixed data Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and Barclays leading a bank sell-off on the continent.

  • Markets on hold ahead of Fed meeting     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Rich Peterson, S& P Capital IQ, explains why some sectors like financials, consumer discretionary and health care are growing while other sectors like energy are lagging.

  • The dollar edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent falls, on caution that the Federal Reserve may lay the groundwork for curbing stimulus at a policy meeting this week.

  • Matthew McCormick, vice president & portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, tells CNBC that Wall Street believes Fed tapering will occur in September and it will cause more volatility.

  • Japanese stocks lead Asia higher ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Asian stocks rebounded on Tuesday after China's central bank injected funds into money markets and as the Japanese yen weakened ahead of key global central bank meetings this week.

  • Stocks kicked off the week on a weak note as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting and a slew of key economic reports.

  • Gold settles modestly higher; Fed meeting eyed Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold futures settled higher at $1328.40 on Monday, as investors turned their attention to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week, which is expected to reaffirm its stance to keep interest rates near zero.

  • US oil edges lower as caution prevails Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Oil prices were mixed on Monday, with U.S. oil settling above $104 as supply disruptions in Europe helped halt last week's losses.

  • European shares pared earlier gains to close flat on Monday following a late sell-off after reports that Barclays will seek to raise £5 billion ($7.69 billion) via a rights issue.

  • Slumping dollar hits one-month lows on Fed fears Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    The dollar fell to a one-month low against the yen on Monday and a five-week trough against a basket of currencies on expectations the Fed intends to keep interest rates low.

  • Big week ahead for data & Fed     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Robert Barbera, Johns Hopkins Center for Financial Economics, and Michael Ryan, UBS, provide a preview of this week's market drivers, including a read on jobs, GDP and the Fed's monetary policy statement due out on Wednesday.

  • Japan closes at new four-week low as yen strengthens Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    Asian equity markets declined across the board on Monday with Japanese stocks falling to a new three-week low on the back of a stronger currency while renewed fears of an economic slowdown in China hindered gains.

  • The three events to watch this week Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 8:53 PM ET

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  • Dollar hits 5-week low as traders get Fed jitters Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a five-week low against a basket of major currencies on Friday.

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