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  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat to higher open on Friday a day after trading in Nasdaq securities was halted for more than three hours.

  • Asian stocks closed mostly higher on Friday, tracking gains in global equity markets as upbeat manufacturing data offset fears about a reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus but Chinese shares bucked the trend ahead of earnings results next week.

  • Dollar lifted by Fed minutes, tracks US yields Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    The dollar rose for a second straight session on Thursday, tracking gains in U.S. Treasury yields, as the Federal Reserve's minutes of its July meeting cemented market expectations for tapering in September.

  • Treasury cuts 2-year note sale by $1 billion Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it would sell $34 billion in two-year notes in August, a $1 billion reduction from July.

  • US oil settles over $105; strong PMI data cheers Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
    Drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Crude oil prices rose on Thursday, as data from the United States, China and the euro zone boosted hopes that energy demand would improve.

  • Gold up after Chinese PMI data, downside risk seen Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    Gold rose on Thursday as bullish Chinese manufacturing data boosted the nation's inflation-hedge appeal.

  • Europe closes higher after upbeat PMI Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, rebounding after several days of losses, as upbeat data from Europe and China offset negative sentiment in global markets on Fed "tapering" fears

  • Futures higher after jobless claims; ANF slides Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open on Thursday, as traders digested the latest weekly jobless claims data and some upbeat manufacturing data out of China and the euro zone.

  • Asian stocks tracked declines in global equity markets on Thursday on fears over a looming withdrawal of U.S. stimulus but a better-than-expected manufacturing report in the mainland helped pare earlier losses.

  • Dollar rises as Fed tapering still seen likely Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:56 PM ET

    The dollar gained across the board on Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's meeting in July suggested that the U.S. central bank was still on track to taper its asset-buying program next month.

  • US Treasury yields spike after Fed minutes Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys yields jumped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes of its July meeting, which offered few new clues on when the central bank is likely to pare back its bond purchase program.

  • US oil ends under $104 even as Fed stays dovish Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    Global oil prices slipped on Wednesday, with losses in U.S. crude widening the trans-Atlantic spread for a second day, amid signs that Libyan exports might resume and indications that oil was flowing into the depleted Cushing storage hub.

  • Europe shares close down ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting.

  • Futures decline ahead of Fed minutes; Target slides Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday ahead of the release of the July minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.

  • Asian shares trade mixed ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:32 AM ET

    Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, following heavy losses in many world stock exchanges a day earlier.

  • Dollar slides vs euro, yen ahead of Fed minutes Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 5:43 PM ET

    The dollar fell on Tuesday, hitting a six-month low against the euro and a two-month trough against the Swiss franc, as U.S. Treasury yields retreated and the timing of the Federal Reserve's stimulus reduction remained uncertain.

  • US oil loses ground to settle near $105 Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, North Dakota.

    U.S. crude oil futures fell sharply on Tuesday as traders sold to close out positions ahead of the front-month contract's expiration and in reaction to news the Seaway pipeline had shut down halting shipments from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast.

  • European shares close down as Fed fears mount Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    European shares closed broadly lower on Tuesday amid continuing concerns over a potential reduction in asset buying by the U.S. central bank.

  • Futures turn higher, but Fed jitters weigh; JCP gains Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 logged their first four-day losing streaks this year, but ongoing anxiety about a possible imminent scaling back of the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus program roiled markets worldwide.

  • Asian equity markets tracked Wall Street's fall on Tuesday on concerns when the Federal Reserve might start to pare back its asset purchases.

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