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  • After the Flash Crash, Stocks Still Moving Monday, 6 May 2013 | 3:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell May 6, 2010. The Dow plunged almost 1,000 points before closing down 347 on Greek debt fears.

    After the Flash Crash, stocks continue to make big moves that fall short of triggering halts but erode confidence.

  • Asia Stocks Gain on Commodities, US Jobs Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Confidence returned to Asia's equity markets on Monday, helped by a brighter jobs picture in the U.S and rising commodity prices as demand expectations pick up.

  • Gold ended flat, erasing earlier gains after faster-than-expected U.S. job growth reduced any need for the Federal Reserve to boost monetary stimulus.

  • Dollar Surges vs. Yen After US Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    The dollar surged more than 1 percent against the yen on Friday after strong U.S. April jobs data fueled optimism the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some had feared.

  • S&P Breaks 1600, Dow Touches 15000 on Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the week with a bang, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,600 and the Dow briefly topping 15,000 for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected April nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Brent, US Crude Settle Higher After US Jobs Figures Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    Brent crude rose more than $1 to surpass $104 a barrel on Friday, after better-than-expected job growth in the United States.

  • US Treasury Yields Surge on Upbeat Jobs Report Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    U.S. Treasurys yields surged on Friday after employers added more jobs than expected in April, adding to hopes the economy is not slowing as badly as feared.

  • April Jobs Report Hoists EU Shares to 5-Year High Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday after non-farm payrolls data from the U.S. came in better-than-expected.

  • Fund Investors Are Fleeing US for Emerging Markets Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Shanghai, China

    A slow-growing developed world and worries about future U.S. bond rate action have positioned emerging markets as a go-to asset class for fund investors.

  • Asian Stocks Close Lower Ahead of US Jobs Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Sentiment in Asia turned cautious on Friday ahead of a key jobs report in the U.S. but Shanghai stocks rallied as investors cheered new measures by the Chinese central bank to open up its capital markets.

  • Yuan Surge Shows China Confident About Economy Friday, 3 May 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    A record high yuan in the face of recent road bumps in China's economy is testament that Beijing remains confident in the health of the world's second largest economy.

  • Draghi Says ECB Open to Negative Rates; Euro Drops Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The euro fell sharply against the dollar in choppy trading on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank is ready for negative deposit rates.

  • Gold Settles Higher After ECB Rate Cut Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold rose as the European Central Bank cut its interest rate for the first time in 10 months, affirming the metal's inflation-hedge appeal a day after the Federal Reserve said it would keep up its bond purchases to spur growth.

  • US Treasurys Prices Flat Ahead of Jobs Data Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Thursday, as investors focused on the upcoming U.S. employment report and accommodative central bank monetary policy.

  • Oil Stages Rebound but Demand Outlook Caps Gains Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    Oil was lifted by an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank that supported riskier assets, but a shaky global oil demand outlook and ample supply weighed.

  • European shares rebounded to a higher close on Thursday, paring losses from when ECB President Mario Draghi confirmed the central bank would not deliver any extra stimulus. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed around 0.5 percent higher.

  • Futures Gain After Jobless Claims, ECB Rate Cut Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures climbed Thursday as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected jobless claims report and after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."

  • Should Investors Fear the Fearless Market? Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:22 AM ET

    The global economy continues to show signs of slowing, yet stock markets are back near their highs for the year with analysts questioning how long this sentiment will last.

  • Asia Slips on US, China Growth Concerns Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite moved off a fresh 2013 low on Thursday after HSBC's Chinese manufacturing survey revealed a drop in new export orders for the first time this year, adding to concerns about the global growth outlook.

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