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  • Santelli: Treasury rates rise  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from its latest all-time high. Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell $2.82 to close at $48.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Among individual Dow members, Chevron lost $1.52, or 1.4 percent, to $107.06 while Exxon Mobil slid 95 cents, or 1.1 percent, to...

  • Rapid fire with St. Louis Fed Prez James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, answers quick questions given by the "Squawk Box" crew, including his favorite Fed leader, a spelling test, and alternate career choice.

  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • Orders for US durable goods up 2.8 percent in January Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders. Orders were down 3.7 percent in December and 2.2 percent in November, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO...

  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks. "Despite larger-than-expected weekly swings, the trend in claims remains consistent with...

  • Fed arm's length from politics: James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, shares his thoughts on Fed structure and independence.

  • *New Zealand shows surprise trade surplus. LONDON, Feb 26- The dollar gained almost half a percent against the euro around midday in Europe on Thursday after St Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said the strong dollar was having only a marginal impact on U.S. monetary policy and economy. "Some of the euro stops have gone on this," one London- based dealer said.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of data flurry Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday ahead of a flurry of economic data, after the Dow edged up to a new record a day earlier while the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to a House of Representatives committee that yielded little insight...

  • Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-N.J.), explains why he thinks the Federal Reserve is guided by partisan politics and needs to provide more transparency.

  • James Bullard on dollar dilemma  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, weighs in on whether a raise in interest rates would likely impact a strong U.S. dollar.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US durable goods Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department releases its January durable goods report Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. ORDERS REBOUND: The expectation is that orders will post a modest rebound in January, rising by 1.6 percent. WEAK STRETCH: In December, orders for long-lasing manufactured goods dropped a sharp 3.3 percent as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid...

  • What the Fed is watching: James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, discuss data points the Fed is watching, including labor participation, inflation measures, oil prices, consumer consumption, and regulations.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, discuss whether Janet Yellen is too politically biased towards the Democrats, Fed monetary policy and when he'd like to see interest rates hiked.

  • *Raft of corporate earnings lift Europe higher. LONDON, Feb 26- Global equities set a new record high and bond yields sank to fresh lows on Thursday as investors positioned for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. A new record low of -0.003 percent for German seven-year sovereign bonds came after Germany...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Last week included the President's Day holiday, which can cause some volatility in the data, as most state unemployment offices were closed.

  • WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on January consumer prices Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. PRICES PLUMMET ON CHEAPER GAS: Economists forecast the consumer price index fell 0.6 percent in January, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. That would be the third straight drop, after declines of 0.3 percent in December and November.

  • US household formation has 'plummeted'  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    Talking about the U.S.'s mixed housing data, Kathy Bostjancic, director of U.S. macro investor services at Oxford Economics, says that younger adults are a key drive behind the data and the future of U.S. housing market.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday after comments from the Federal Reserve pushed back expectations for the first U.S. rate hike in nearly a decade, and as Chinese buyers snapped up metal on their return from the Lunar New Year break. Fed chair Janet Yellen indicated in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday and the House of...

  • *Raft of corporate earnings keep Europe flat. LONDON, Feb 26- German seven-year bond yields fell below zero for the first time ever on Thursday, as investors positioned themselves for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. Bets that a U.S. rate hike might come later than expected, triggered by comments by Fed...