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  • 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.

  • Santa Claus rally on, but it could depend on this Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    The Fed may have helped prime the stock market for a Santa rally, if oil remains calm and there are no new flare-ups in overseas markets.

  • Fed's balancing act: Summers  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Larry Summers, Harvard University, discusses the Fed's decision to be patient about raising rates and the risk of secular stagnation.

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON/ WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The world's major central banks are scrambling to work through the implications of the near halving of the price of oil in the second half of 2014, and they are coming up with very different conclusions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, policymakers looking at robust economic recoveries such as in the United States and Britain are...

  • Fed speak sparks rally  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on Janet Yellen's pledge to use patience when planning to raise interest rates.

  • Europe shares rally, led up by rebound for oil stocks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 18- European stocks rose on Thursday, led higher by energy-related stocks as oil rose and by strength in financials after the U.S. At 1135 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 1.9 percent at 1,341.86 points. Oil companies topped the index, with Norway's Seadrill up 8.7 percent and Statoil up 6.4 percent, as Brent crude jumped 3...

  • Stock rally could depend on oil pressure Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 17, 2014.

    The Fed may have helped prime the stock market for a Santa rally, if oil remains calm and there are no new flare-ups in overseas markets.

  • *Silver up more than 3 pct; platinum, palladium also rise. LONDON, Dec 18- Gold climbed more than 2 percent on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates, lifting stock markets and commodities while dampening the dollar. A break of stops above $1,200 an ounce sparked a rally in gold in early European trade,...

  • Oil prices good for emerging markets  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Geoff Dennis, head of GEM equity strategy at UBS, says low oil prices are good for growth in most emerging markets.