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  • Bernanke Bump Sends Stocks to Record Highs Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    Dovish words from Ben Bernanke triggered a global rally that took U.S. stocks to new closing highs and sent the dollar into its worst two-day decline in four years.

  • Treasurys Rise After Bernanke Calms Concerns Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rose on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said a highly accommodative monetary policy was needed for the foreseeable future.

  • Oil Falls as Profit-Taking Douses Torrid Rally Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Crude oil futures dipped Thursday from a 15-month high as investors sold contracts to take profits after three weeks of sharp gains.

  • Asia Enjoys Relief Rally Over Fed Stimulus Hopes Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks hit multi-week highs on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke voiced his support for accommodative monetary policy, but Japanese shares underperformed on the back of a strong yen.

  • Dented Expectations of Fed Tightening Knock Dollar Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    The dollar tumbled against the euro and yen on Wednesday after the minutes from the Fed's policy meeting dented expectations of a near-term reduction in stimulus.

  • Gold Prices Edge Higher on Fed Minutes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    Gold ended slightly higher in choppy trade on Wednesday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting showed many officials wanted more reassurance the job market was on solid ground before withdrawing economic stimulus.

  • EIA Data Propels US Oil to New 16-Month High Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    Data showing a surprisingly steep drawdown in U.S. stockpiles powered U.S. benchmark crude above $106 per barrel, its highest level since March 2012.

  • Gold Plunges 24 Percent in Worst Quarter on Record Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    Gold settled higher in today's trading, but it's been a disastrous three months for gold bulls.

  • China Shares Outperform Asia on Stimulus Hopes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    Mainland equities outperformed on Wednesday to rally 2 percent after China's dismal trade figures spurred hopes that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) may ease policy in order to boost economic growth.

  • Oil Extends Gains on Inventory Build Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:31 PM ET

    Oil prices extended their gains after a drop in U.S. crude inventories and reports of a Gulf of Mexico well leak.

  • Nikkei Leads Asia Higher; China Data in Focus Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks rebounded on Tuesday from the previous day's sharp losses following a positive U.S. lead and after Chinese consumer inflation accelerated in June.

  • Dollar Takes a Breather After Boost to 3-Year High Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:26 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged off three-year highs against major currencies on Monday but looked poised to resume gains after last week's strong U.S. jobs data.

  • Crude Comes Back to Earth as Libyan Supply Returns Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Crude fell on Monday, with U.S. oil bouncing off a new 15-month high as oil from Libya helped tame fears about global supply and violent clashes in Egypt.

  • China Stocks Sink 2.4% on Growth Concerns Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    A heavy sell-off in Chinese stocks dragged Asia lower on Monday while an upbeat U.S jobs report prompted worries that the Federal Reserve may wind down its stimulus program later this year.

  • Dollar Hits 6-Week High vs Euro on Jobs Data Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    The dollar touched a five-week high against the yen and a six-week peak against the euro on Friday on good U.S. jobs data.

  • Stocks Surge 1% After Jobs Data; Dow Above 15,000 Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks jumped in a choppy trading session Friday, after a strong jobs report indicating an improving U.S. economy offset worries about a sooner-than-expected end to Federal Reserve bond buying.

  • Crude Posts Big Gains as Egypt, Data Spark Rally Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Oil prices jumped nearly $2 a barrel on Friday to notch their biggest weekly gain in a year, boosted by concerns over rising tensions in Egypt and better-than-expected U.S. economic data.

  • Gold Settles Lower at $1,212 as the Dollar Rises Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Gold settled nearly 3 percent lower on Friday as the dollar climbed after stronger-than-expected US jobs data which could tempt the Fed to start scaling back its monetary stimulus.

  • Nikkei Leads Asia Higher After EU Stimulus Hopes Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Friday, tracking strong gains in European markets after the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) suggested they would keep interest rates low for some time, but caution ahead of key U.S. jobs data capped large gains.

  • Gold Dips as ECB Weighs on Euro Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Gold eased on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi signaled it could cut interest rates further, pressuring the euro against the dollar, but moves were muted ahead of U.S. jobs data.

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