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  • US Treasurys Fall on Better Labor Data Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices slipped on Thursday, as better-than-expected labor market data and gains in the stock market nicked the safe haven bid in bonds.

  • Crude Rises as Syria Fears Spark Broad Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    Oil prices rose for a second straight day on Thursday, underpinned by strong U.S. equities markets, while U.S. crude's discount to Brent fell below $10 for the first time since June 2012.

  • Gold Up to 10-Day High on Weak Dollar, Physical Buying Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    Gold surged more than 2 percent to end at $1,462, boosted by a combination of options-related buying, rising geopolitical tensions and strong physical demand after its selloff.

  • Call This Market Surge the Anti-Austerity Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    When it comes to the stock market, austerity is so nine days ago. That marked the date when a graduate student attacked landmark debt research.

  • Europe Closes Up on Upbeat UK GDP Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher Thursday, lifted by a batch of better-than-expected earnings and after an upbeat jobless claims report.

  • Asia Risk Rally Wanes; BOJ Meeting Watched Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:12 AM ET

    Gains in Asia continued for a second session on Thursday but momentum was tepid due to a lack of fresh catalysts as investors look ahead to the Bank of Japan's policy decision due Friday.

  • From Rout to Rush—Gold Stages Quiet Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:18 AM ET

    Gold is clawing its way back up amid signs that demand for the precious metal is soaring a week after a massive sell-off sent prices to their lowest level in more than two years.

  • Despite 'Bad News' Markets Are on a 'Grabathon' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.

  • Stock Market's Defensive Line Takes a Hit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:04 PM ET

    Will defensive sectors take another hit on Thursday? Traders will be watching the market. Plus, a big day for earnings, with reports from Exxon, UPS, 3M, Amazon and more.

  • Euro Rises as Italy Outlook Offsets German Weakness Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing a drop to a near three-week low earlier in the global session.

  • US Treasurys Edge Up on Weak Data, Solid Auction Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Wednesday as unexpectedly weak data on durable goods and a wobbly stock market supported safe-haven demand for bonds.

  • Gold Prices End Higher but Outlook Clouded Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:31 PM ET

    Gold rose as physical demand encouraged speculative buying after the previous session's drop, while support also came from weak German economic data which fueled prospects the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates.

  • Brent Crude Rises Above $101; Gasoline Stocks Fall Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose with Brent gaining more than $1 a barrel and U.S. crude up nearly $2 as stockpiles of gasoline declined in top consumer the United States, but gains were checked by the prospect of slowing fuel demand in major economies.

  • Europe Closes Higher on ECB Speculation Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Durable Goods Orders Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures shaved their early gains following a weaker-than-expected durable goods orders report and as Apple shares weighed.

  • Asia Stocks Hit Highs on Solid US Earnings Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asia's stock markets saw a return of risk appetite on Wednesday as major regional indices rose to fresh highs, boosted by a 1 percent rally on Wall Street.

  • Apple's Roller-Coaster Ride to Set Market Tone Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Apple briefly got some of its shine back, after it delivered a package of capital programs that shareholders have been clamoring for.

  • Brent Crude Oil Hovers Around $100 as Data Disappoint Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    Brent crude oil edged down in reaction to weak manufacturing data in China and Europe, but it closed above $100 a barrel for the second straight day as it drew some support from strong gains in U.S. equity markets.

  • US Bonds Little Changed After Surging on AP Report Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys were little changed on Tuesday after surging briefly on a fake Twitter message from a hacked Associated Press account claiming explosions at the White House.

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