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  • US oil ends below $105; China concerns fester Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Oil prices dropped amid concerns over falling Chinese demand after the world's second-largest oil consumer ordered factories to reduce output over worries of excess capacity.

  • Asia mixed; Nikkei ends week 3% lower on strong yen Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index tumbled to its lowest level in nearly three weeks on Friday as the yen rose against the greenback while the rest of Asia traded mixed as attention turned to the region's corporate earnings results.

  • German data perk up euro, while dollar has off day Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a fresh one-month low against the euro on Thursday in thin trading, as investors tested key resistance levels in the euro zone currency.

  • Stocks eked out a small gain in volatile trading Thursday, lifted by materials, as investors digested the latest round of corporate earnings.

  • US Treasurys remain weak as market awaits Fed Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:50 PM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    U.S. Treasurys prices fell on Thursday, with investors reluctant to buy bonds before a Federal Reserve meeting next week.

  • US oil ends over $105 in choppy trade; gas slides Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    An oil refinery in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Crude rose on Thursday, with U.S. oil ending a seesaw session marginally higher as traders dissected the impact of stronger than expected data in the world's largest economy.

  • Gold settles nearly 1% higher on weaker dollar Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    Gold settled nearly 1 percent higher at $1,328 on Thursday, after briefly extending the previous day's 2 percent sell-off.

  • Europe shares close down after disappointing earnings Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.

  • Asian stocks retreat on caution over earnings season Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks declined on Thursday, as disappointing quarterly corporate earnings offset potential gains from positive global economic data.

  • Traders on the floor of the NYSE

    The Dow and S&P 500 finished in negative territory Wednesday as investors digested the latest batch of corporate earnings, while stronger-than-expected results from Apple helped limit losses on the Nasdaq.

  • Dollar rallies on signs of healthy recovery Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    The dollar rallied across the board on Wednesday, bolstered by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields that suggested the recovery in the world's largest economy was firmly on track.

  • Gold settles 1% lower at $1,319, on firm dollar Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Gold futures settled 1 percent lower at $1,319 on Wednesday, retreating from the previous session's one-month high, as gains in the dollar versus a basket of currencies

  • Europe shares close higher after 'encouraging' PMI data Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday after flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) data for the euro zone came in better than expected.

  • 'Great Rotation' from bonds to equities     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Anne Lester, senior portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, advises shifting money into equities as relative yields are much more attractive than in fixed income.

  • US growth is 'anaemic': pro     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Gina Sanchez, chairwoman and founder at Chantico Global, highlights that while many U.S. companies have reported forecast-beating profit, revenues have disappointed.

  • Asian stocks end mixed after disappointing China PMI Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after HSBC's key survey of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to an eleven-month low in July, confirming signs of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Oil settles above $107 in volatile trading Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled modestly higher on Tuesday, after a day of volatile trading in the closely watched spread between international benchmark Brent and U.S. crude oil futures.

  • Stocks finished narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Tuesday, but the Dow posted a fresh closing high, as investors weighed a handful of upbeat earnings against a weak regional factory report.

  • Dollar broadly weaker, at 1-month low vs euro Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:21 PM ET

    The dollar was broadly weaker on Tuesday, falling to a one-month low against the euro in thin trading.

  • Earnings & the markets     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Dissecting the latest market action, with Oliver Pursche, Gary Goldberg Financial Services; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

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