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  • Jobs report may be next source of market fireworks Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    A Ford worker performs a door install on a new 2014 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Mich.

    July's employment report is expected to be strong—good news for the economy, but possibly bad news for markets.

  • As investors look to the possibility of rising official interest rates in the U.S. and Britain in the coming year their expectations are colored by nasty memories of 2013' s taper tantrum, when bumbled communications by the Federal Reserve caused Treasury yields to spike and emerging markets to suffer.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday to notch its strongest monthly gain in over a year after U.S. labor market data fueled expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • From ashes of this market, the dollar rises Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    As stocks spiral lower and bond yields tick higher, strategists say the dollar may finally be getting ready to flex some muscle.

  • Yellen's slack dashboard     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    How much slack is in the labor market? CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the data and previews tomorrow's jobs report.

  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 23,000. WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/ 2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook.

  • LONDON, July 31- Gold fell to a six-week low on Thursday and was set for its second monthly drop since May as the dollar rose on optimism over the U.S. economy, which offset a message from the Federal Reserve that it is in no rush to raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. labor market data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve and reinforced optimism for a strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report Friday.

  • Chicago PMI miss     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Chicago Purchasing Managers Index from July drops to 12-month low of 52.6.

  • Santelli: Short maturities' jab at Fed     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said.

  • Surge in labor costs sends a strong signal on wages Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. labor costs rose more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign that a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/ 2 years in the second quarter, a sign that a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, rose 0.7 percent after increasing 0.3 percent in the first quarter, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Coming up: U.S. Weekly jobless claims at 1230 GMT. LONDON, July 31- Gold held below $1,300 an ounce on Thursday and was set for its second monthly drop in three as optimism over the U.S. economy curbed demand, offsetting a message from the Federal Reserve it is in no rush to raise interest rates.

  • *Coming up: U.S. Weekly jobless claims at 1230 GMT. LONDON, July 31- Gold held below $1,300 an ounce on Thursday and was set for its second monthly drop in three as optimism over the U.S. economy curbed demand, offsetting a message from the Federal Reserve it is in no rush to raise interest rates. Spot gold was flat at $1,295.10 an ounce by 1021 GMT.

  • Greenspan: Stocks to see 'significant correction' Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Equities will see a decline at some point after rising for the past several years, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Bloomberg TV.

  • TOKYO, July 31- Japanese fund managers increased both stocks and bonds in their model portfolio allocations in July, as they bet on a steady recovery in the global economy even as the Federal Reserve keeps reducing stimulus.

  • *Fed cuts monthly bond buying by $10 billion. *Still focused on "significant" labor market slack. WASHINGTON, July 30- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reaffirmed it was in no rush to raise interest rates, even as it upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy and expressed some comfort that inflation was moving up toward its target.

  • Fed dovish today: Pro     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Rick Rieder, BlackRock Fixed Income CIO, and Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley, discuss today's conflicting data from the GDP revisions and FOMC statement.

  • Markets could begin to ignore Fed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    The Fed delivered a mixed message Wednesday, and the markets may increasingly start to ignore it if the economy continues to improve, analysts say.