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  • *Palladium reaches 5-1/ 2- month high at $829.30/ oz. LONDON, March 2- Gold steadied on Monday as investors cashed in gains after upbeat Asian demand earlier lifted the metal to two-week highs, with expectations for a rise in U.S. interest rates later this year keeping a lid on prices. Earlier spot prices rose to $1,223.20 an ounce, their highest since Feb. 17, after an...

  • Santelli: Treasurys remain in tight range Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Santelli: Treasurys remain in tight range

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

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
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    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • LONDON, March 2- The euro gained a third of a percent against the dollar on the back of marginally better economic numbers on Monday, showing some resilience ahead of the launch of outright money-printing by the European Central Bank. The Australian dollar was the biggest loser, down almost one percent against the euro, on speculation that China's weekend cut in...

  • Reynolds: We know a Fed rate hike's coming Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Reynolds: We know a Fed rate hike's coming

    Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, gives his thoughts on the Federal Reserve's inevitable rate hike.

  • Europe, US monetary policies 'set to widen' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Europe, US monetary policies 'set to widen'

    Reinhard Cluse, chief European economist at UBS, says there's a "decoupling" going on between Europe and the U.S., in terms of their monetary policies.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike. The five members of the Fed's Washington- based board of governors, including Yellen, have spoken less definitively, though governors including Jerome Powell have...

  • Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. Fed Chair Janet Yellen came under pressure from conservatives in Congress this week, with some accusing her of bias towards Democrats. "There ought to be some review but I don't know that a full public disclosure of every comment attributed to...

  • A warning for Republicans attacking Yellen: Kudlow Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015.

    Republicans attacking Janet Yellen should be careful what they wish for, says Larry Kudlow.

  • *Treasuries set for weakest month since May 2013. U.S. government securities have posted a combined loss of 1.6 percent in February through Thursday, according to Barclays data, the biggest decline since May 2013. "Growth isn't spectacular, but it's still very robust, and this completely and conclusively will support a Fed reaching normalization," said Edward...

  • Dollar flat, set to extend monthly winning streak Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    The dollar index ended stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving data and comments from Fed officials.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The dollar index ended little changed on Friday as it stayed on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. "The trend is still in place to support the dollar," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in...

  • Fed's Fischer: 'It's about time' for rate hike Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
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    The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer told CNBC that there is a "high probability" of a rate increase this year.

  • This is the Fed's biggest economic headache Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The central bank is willing to wait for inflation to catch up to employment before hiking rates.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week- too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises. "Economic data will be the biggest driver of market moves over...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Raising interest rates too late is safer than acting too early, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Friday, endorsing a high-profile research paper that argues that the U.S. economy, given time, can rebound to normal growth. The paper by four top U.S. economists, presented on Friday to a roomful of powerful central bankers in New York,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The dollar index dipped on Friday on month-end selling but remained on track for a record eighth month of gains on improving U.S. data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a interest rate rise later this year. "The trend is still in place to support the dollar," said Eric Viloria, currency strategist at Wells Fargo...

  • *Gold up 1 pct on week, could end 4- week losing streak. LONDON, Feb 27- Gold rebounded on Friday as mixed U.S. data tempered expectations of a Fed rate hike this year, but was still set for its biggest monthly loss since September on a steady dollar and a near seven-year high for European shares. Gold has fallen around 7 percent from a five-month high above $1,300 an ounce...

  • Q4 GDP revised lower to 2.2 pct. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. That marked a downward revision from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month, the Commerce Department said.

  • Feb 27- Fund managers in the United States raised their recommended exposure to North American debt to the highest in nearly four years in February, but made minor changes to their overall global model portfolios, a Reuters poll showed. "The U.S. economy will continue to grow but probably not at as fast a pace as in the last two quarters I think the Fed will be very...