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  • INSIGHT-US inflation bonds back in vogue Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs- particularly for rent- suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US consumer spending Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports how much U.S. consumers spent and earned in July. The report will be released Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. SPENDING SLOWS: The expectation is that consumer spending slowed to a gain of just 0.2 percent in July, according to a survey of economists by the data firm FactSet.

  • Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday. The value of the trust fund is estimated at between $1 million and $5 million.

  • *Poll forecasts first UK rate hike in Q1 2015, of 25 bps. LONDON, Aug 28- The Bank of England will be the first major central bank to lift interest rates when it makes a move early next year, jumping the gun on the U.S. "But the pace of activity is probably stronger in the UK than in the U.S. and we are seeing a faster decline in the unemployment rate in the UK."

  • Aug 28- The European Central Bank will probably launch a quantitative easing program by March and buy asset-backed securities in a bid to prevent deflation and jumpstart economic growth in the region, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

  • Santelli: Curve steepening     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • How to play the Fed     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management CIO, discuss how the Fed has impacted asset prices and if exiting QE will freak the stock market.

  • Two big problems in the job market: Farr Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    A sign  hangs in the window of a clothing store on June 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    The economy's improving so what's not to like? In a nutshell, there are two big problems with the job market, says Michael Farr.

  • Divergent monetary policies ruffle flat calm in FX markets Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    *Months of calm in markets may be about to end. LONDON, Aug 27- Months of dead calm in financial markets that have crushed trading volumes and hit bank profits may be drawing to a close as currency investors gear up for volatility triggered by monetary policy shifts in major economies.

  • Santelli looks back 20 years     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

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

  • Post-S&P milestone, Street looks for next catalyst Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is trading on what it thinks might happen in September. But a key to what's been working on markets in the last several days is Europe.

  • 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.

  • Santelli takes the long view     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • 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.

  • Markets aren't cheap anymore: Pros     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Alison Deans, CRT Global CIO, and John Canally, LPL Financial, swap trading strategies as the S&P flirts with 2,000, and the Fed hints at tightening monetary policy.