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  • Dollar Dips vs Euro on Remarks From Fed's Bullard Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro on Tuesday after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard dented expectations the U.S. central bank may taper its bond purchases.

  • Stocks Climb on Dovish Fed Comments; Bernanke Up Next Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed higher but off their best levels after two Fed officials dampened speculation the central bank was ready to consider "tapering" its bond-buying.

  • Gold Extends Losses on Firm Dollar Ahead of Fed Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    Gold, down in seven of its last eight sessions extended earlier losses on Tuesday on a firm dollar, weak technical signals and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might rein in its stimulus program.

  • Oil Retreats as Jittery Investors Fret Fed Exit Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Oil fell on Tuesday, on concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its quantitative easing program, which could damage fragile demand.

  • Treasurys Idle As Market Awaits Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bernanke in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Caution prevailed in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors grow concerned about the duration of global monetary stimulus ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the U.S Senate.

  • Dollar Falls as Fed Tapering Seen as Uncertain Monday, 20 May 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Monday as traders pared back expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would hint at tapering bond purchases this week.

  • Treasurys Fall Pushing Yields to 2-Month Highs Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell on Monday, as traders waited for further clues on whether U.S. growth will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to taper its bond purchases.

  • Silver and Gold Lurch Higher After an Early Dive Monday, 20 May 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    Gold and silver prices gained about 2 percent after a roller-coaster session that opened with a gut-wrenching dive in silver prices to their lowest in 2-1/2 years before an abrupt midday turnaround.

  • Oil Gains but Dollar, Demand Picture Cap Gains Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose on Monday, reversing early losses to trade higher by late morning in New York as the dollar weakened.

  • Japan, Hong Kong Lead Asian Stocks Higher Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Asia's stock markets were in rally mode on Monday after better-than-expected U.S data boosted investor confidence in the global economic recovery.

  • US Bond Prices Fall on Improved Consumer Sentiment Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell after data showed consumers grew more optimistic in May and an index of leading indicators pointed to economic growth ahead.

  • Dollar Rockets vs. Yen on Strong Consumer Sentiment Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.

  • Gold Drops for Seventh Session as Dollar Rises Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, as speculation that the Federal Reserve may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.

  • Brent Crude Up for Third Day, Despite Firm Dollar Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:16 PM ET
    A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site in Springville, Pa.

    Brent crude oil climbed for a third straight session, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States.

  • China Stocks Hit 7-Week High; Asia Pares Losses Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:01 AM ET

    China's benchmark index out-performed the broader Asian market for a second straight session on Friday as investors cheered moves by the government to ease strict regulation while the rest of Asia's equity markets traded cautiously as concerns grew over a U.S. Federal Reserve exit from quantitative easing.

  • Dollar Rallies Late After Fed Easing Comments Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar recovered to trade higher against the euro and yen late Thursday afternoon in a volatile session that saw the U.S. currency swing between gains and losses.

  • Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.

  • Treasurys Rise on Economic Uncertainty Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Thursday after data raised questions about the strength of the U.S. economy.

  • Gold Prices Slide, Settle at $1,386 Per Ounce Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,386 per ounce after it hit a four-week low, declining for a sixth straight day for the first time in more than four years.

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