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  • *Stocks fall after U.S. unveils new sanctions on Russia. LONDON, July 17- Gold rose on Thursday, extending the previous day's recovery from four-week lows as investors took advantage of lower prices to buy and as a fresh round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on stock markets. The metal is chiefly sourced from Russia.

  • Santelli: Dollar index on a tear     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and fixed income market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. "This part of economy is going in the wrong direction while the rest of the economy is picking up," said Anthony Karydakis, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak in New York.

  • US home construction drops 9.3 percent in June Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will boost economic growth this year. Construction fell 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  • U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall last week Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Russia assets fall as U.S., EU impose more sanctions. LONDON, July 17- A tightening of Western sanctions on Russia rattled world markets on Thursday, sending Moscow stocks and the rouble tumbling and lifting traditional safe-haven currencies and bonds.

  • Goolsbee's economic outlook     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Austan Goolsbee, 32 Advisors strategic partner, shares his thoughts on Fed policy and the economic outlook.

  • *Russia assets fall as U.S., EU impose more sanctions. LONDON, July 17- A tightening of Western sanctions on Russia rattled world markets on Thursday, sending Moscow stocks and the rouble tumbling and lifting traditional safe-haven currencies and bonds.

  • *Palladium prices hit highest since February 2001. LONDON, July 17- Gold rose on Thursday, extending the previous day's recovery from four-week lows as investors took advantage of lower prices to buy, though expectations that U.S. monetary policy is set to tighten limited gains.

  • LONDON, July 17- The yen hit a five-month high against the euro on Thursday on renewed safe-haven inflows as the West imposed further sanctions against Russia, which weighed on global risk sentiment.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, euro probes lows Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    *Spreadbetters expect lower opening for Europe. Spreadbetters expected European stock markets to follow suit, forecasting Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.25 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAC 40 off 0.3 percent.

  • FED FOCUS-Are markets poised for Taper Tantrum 2.0? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Wall Street lags central bank's rate-rise expectations. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, July 17- Investors may be ignoring subtle warnings from the Federal Reserve that a rate rise may come sooner than they think, setting the stage for another painful market contraction much like last year's "taper tantrum."

  • Benchmark JGBs steady, 30-year tenor outperforms Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 17- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices were steady on Thursday, while purchases by the Bank of Japan under its asset-buying easing programme lifted the superlong tenor. The BOJ offered to buy 30 billion yen of 25- year to 40- year JGBs, 100 billion yen of 10- year to 25- year JGBs and 400 billion of 5- year to 10- year JGBs.

  • *Gold inches up but still near four-week low. SINGAPORE, July 17- Gold ticked higher on Thursday to trade just above $1,300 an ounce as buyers emerged after a recent sharp drop in prices, but it was still near a four-week low as investors weighed the possibility of a sooner-than-expected hike in U.S. interest rates.

  • US dollar up, bonds neutral on Yellen's speech     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy for Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses the movements in the greenback and U.S. bond markets after Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony.

  • *Record closing high on Wall Street lifts Asia. TOKYO, July 17- Asian equities gained on Thursday, lifted by another record-high close on Wall Street, while the euro probed recent lows against the dollar amid speculation the U.S.

  • SINGAPORE, July 17- Gold was steady near a four-week low on Thursday, trading just below $1,300 an ounce, as stronger equities and data dimmed its safe-haven appeal, while investors weighed the possibility of a sooner-than-expected U.S. interest rate hike.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude extends gains on crude inventory drop Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    SEOUL, July 17- U.S. crude futures extended gains in early Asian trade on Thursday after rallying more than $1 in the previous session, supported by government data showing a sharper fall in U.S. crude stocks than forecast. *U.S. crude for August delivery gained 30 cents to $101.50 a barrel as of 0007 GMT.

  • TOKYO, July 17- Asian equities gained early on Thursday, lifted by another record-high close on Wall Street, while the euro probed recent lows against the dollar amid market speculation the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.15 percent.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood. NEW YORK— In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.