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  • US oil ends over $107 as Egypt feeds supply fears Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Oil prices rose on fears that escalating violence in Egypt could affect the Suez Canal or spread across the Middle East, where supplies already face disruptions.

  • Europe shares close lower on US fears Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after two different U.S. economic reports were released and as U.S. indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since June.

  • U.S. stock index futures added to their losses across the board Thursday following a mixed batch of economic reports and as investors continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.

  • Nikkei leads Asia lower by 2% as yen rises Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index dropped over 2 percent on Thursday while the tone in the rest of Asian stocks was subdued as traders try to gauge when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus program.

  • Euro little changed vs dollar despite recovery Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    The euro was little changed against the dollar on Wednesday after data showed the euro zone had emerged in the second quarter from its longest recession to date.

  • Stocks slump on Fed uncertainty; Apple jumps 2% Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks slumped on Wednesday as the market continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its bond purchases. Apple was a standout as some big investors took stakes in the smartphone maker.

  • US oil stages late rally, ends near $107 Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
    A derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Crude prices staged a late day rally amid concerns over Middle East supply disruptions and a reduction in U.S. oil stockpiles, which provided support.

  • Gold settles 1% higher as commodities rise Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Gold settled 1 percent higher on Wednesday, as broad gains in the commodities complex and signs of simmering inflation lifted bullion after the previous day's drop.

  • Futures wobble; Macy's slides on earnings; Deere up Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a narrowly higher open on Wednesday, as shares in Europe traded mixed after Tuesday's robust data from the U.S.

  • Asia ends mixed in thin trade; Nikkei above 14,000 Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Asian equity markets ended mixed in thin trade on Wednesday after strong global economic data triggered fears of an early end to U.S. stimulus.

  • Dollar gains after US retail sales data Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to a one-week high against both the euro and the yen on Tuesday after a key gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in seven months.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks finished higher Tuesday, rebounding after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart downplayed the notion that the central bank would begin winding down its bond-buying program at its September meeting.

  • US bond yields near 2-year high on economic hopes Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Treasurys yields approached two-year highs after data in Europe showed that the region's economy is picking up steam, while U.S. retail sales data was also firm.

  • Gold drops 1% on Indian duty hike, dollar strength Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent on Tuesday, weighed down by better U.S. consumer spending data and after top market India hiked its import duty on gold to a record 10 percent.

  • US oil ends under $107; gains spurred by Libya Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. oil ended higher on Tuesday after exports from Libya fell to their lowest in two years, heightening supply worries.

  • Gold gives back some gains at metals close     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the latest from the metals and mining as the markets close.

  • Technical trade: Time to sell gold?     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Gold is taking a step back from its best rally in a month. Mike Harris, Campbell and Company, takes a look at the technicals.

  • Europe shares close higher on upbeat data Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday following data for the euro zone which boosted hopes the currency bloc is heading out of recession and signs of a housing recovery in the U.K.

  • 90 Seconds with Art Cashin: Taper in September?     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss "good enough" retail sales and whether the Fed may go ahead with a taper. in September. "The Fed is going to taper, Bernanke wants to get the process started before he's gone, and that's going to be a headwind for the stock market," says Cashin.

  • Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.

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