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  • Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Fed's regional bank in Minneapolis, said Friday that the Fed's failure to respond to weak...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down. "The proof is that oil turned down and the market said,' Oh, that was yesterday's news, today we're moving ahead,"' said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at...

  • *Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed' patience' on rate hike. *Fed's Kocherlakota sees risks from possible 2015 lift-off. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19- U.S. inflation will likely still be "well below" the Federal Reserve's 2- percent target next year, but that won't stop the central bank from raising interest rates, a top policymaker said on Friday. "I would say at this point that June 2015 seems like a reasonable starting point for thinking about when liftoff could happen," San Francisco Federal...

  • Global oil impact: Who's hurting, happy, hopeful Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Russia's currency has nose-dived, for instance, and investors worry Venezuela could default on its debt. The world's four biggest economies— U.S., China, Japan and that of the European Union— all benefit from lower oil prices. "Economically this is a good thing for the U.S., it's a good thing for Europe, it's a good thing for China and it's a good thing for most consumers,"...

  • Santelli: Dollar-yen coming back  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Benchmark U.S. crude bounced up from recent lows, climbing $2.36 to settle at $56.52 a barrel in New York, as traders bet that a 6- month plunge in prices had gone too far. Nike's stock dropped $2.24, or 2 percent, to $94.84. The maker of athletic apparel posted results that beat Wall Street's forecasts late Thursday, but a drop in orders from Japan and developing...

  • Cramer Remix: The most exciting stock I've seen Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:55 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Is this breakout story on your radar? "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is about to put it there.

  • Cramer’s tellin’ Yellen, don’t raise rates Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference December 17, 2014 at the headquarters of Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

    Jim Cramer does not want interest rates to rise right now, and lays out the significant repercussions on the globe if they do go up.

  • Cramer’s perfect recipe for a Santa Claus rally Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer is seeing some good signs in the economy right now. Could they be the perfect ingredients for a Santa Claus rally?

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. regulators have labeled insurer MetLife as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight. MetLife said Thursday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has designated the company as "systemically important." As a result, MetLife must increase its cushion of capital against...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- European stocks surged on Thursday, with the market supported by a rise in Greek shares after the leader of the main opposition party said he was committed to keeping Greece in the euro should his leftist party take power next year. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares closed up 3 percent at 1,356.23 points, its biggest percentage rise...

  • Dovish fed boosts stocks  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Fed's announcement discussing an interest rate hike in the U.S., helped drive European markets higher, says Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading.

  • Survey: Sluggish factory activity in mid-Atlantic Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    A machinist operates a lathe at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia.

    Factory activity growth in the mid-Atlantic slowed in December, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank says.

  • LONDON, Dec 18- European stocks surged on Thursday, with the market supported by a rise in Greek shares after the leader of the main opposition party said he was committed to keeping Greece in the euro should his leftist party take power next year. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 2.8 percent at 1,353.52 points, its biggest rise since...

  • Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80 percent Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30- year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage dropped to 3.80 percent this week from 3.93 percent last week. It is now at its lowest level since May 2013.

  • Fed hike plan not rocket science: Liesman  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Discussing how the market rally could change the Fed's outlook on interest rates, with Bill Stone, PNC Asset Management Group, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Santelli: Fed volatility  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday after its central bank announced a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and likely inflows from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year. The jitters of recent weeks calmed a touch as oil rose for a second day, although the pressure was still on Russia's rouble...

  • Patience play sparks rally  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares his thoughts on the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient when it comes to raising interest rates.