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  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- The dollar extended gains on Tuesday on hopes U.S. policymakers will raise interest rates as the battered euro continued to struggle on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing in Europe. "We are seeing the dollar consolidate," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York.

  • AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles. Still, they're concerned that Janet Yellen's Fed won't raise rates soon enough.

  • FOREX-Dollar dips on profit-taking, easing U.S. yields Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 26- The dollar softened on Tuesday after a run of gains while the battered euro continued to struggle on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing. The euro was at $1.3198 after touching a low of $1.3178 in Asian trade, its weakest since Sept. 9.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar held steady on Tuesday after its recent gains but the euro continued to struggle, pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday after recent gains, but that offered little solace to a struggling euro that was pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of a soft inflation reading and more monetary easing.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- The S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time on Monday, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology stocks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- The S&P 500 briefly hurdled above 2,000 for the first time on Monday, with financials and biotechnology stocks lifting the benchmark index to a record as investors make equities their asset of choice.

  • *Lonmin to cut South African workforce 21 pct- sources. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 25- Gold slipped on Monday, hovering near its lowest in two months, under pressure from a stronger U.S. dollar and from rallying global financial markets. Gold fell 0.3 percent at $1,277.19 an ounce by 1:52 p.m. EDT.

  • S&P 2,000 signaling further gains (amid warnings) Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The S&P 500's push through 2,000 signals further gains ahead as the market rides positive momentum, but traders remain cautious.

  • Biotechs rallied after Roche Holding AG agreed to buy InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, the latest vote of confidence in a sector that many, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, are worried is overvalued. InterMune jumped 36 percent to $73.00, with the Nasdaq Biotech index up 2.4 percent.

  • Divergence in US and Europe highlights Jackson Hole Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaks with Mario Draghi at the Jackson Hole economic symposium, Aug. 22, 2014.

    The question coming out of the Jackson Hole Fed conference: Is it sustainable for the Europe and U.S. economies to be on different policy paths?

  • Santelli: Stable flattening     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • Cramer: See rebellion among ECB     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    With European markets on the rise, CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses Ukraine and the state of the European economy.

  • *Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3 billion. *U.S. investors took cues from Europe, where an index of major shares rose 0.7 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday the ECB was prepared to respond with available tools if inflation dropped further.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Gold held close to its lowest in two months on Monday, as the dollar marched higher after central bank heads signalled that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- European stocks rallied and the euro fell to a near one-year trough against the dollar on Monday as investors saw rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank. ECB President Mario Draghi said late on Friday that the bank was prepared to respond with all its available tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further.

  • *Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3 billion. *U.S. investors took cues from Europe, where an index of major shares rose 0.7 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday the ECB was prepared to respond with available tools if inflation dropped further.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against the dollar on Monday, hurt by weak German data and after comments from the head of the European Central Bank raised expectations of quantitative easing.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Gold held close to its lowest in two months on Monday, as the dollar marched higher after central bank heads signalled that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar and euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Monday as investors positioned for rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank.