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  • Santelli: Rates steady at low levels  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

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

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open higher ahead of Fed decision Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    *FedEx shares fall after earnings. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday, following three days of losses for major Wall Street indexes, ahead of the year's final statement from the U.S. "I do think they will take in consideration slow global economic activity and perhaps mention the threat of deflation in Europe," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • Hot spots on Fed's radar  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Vincent Reinhart, Morgan Stanley, and Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, talk about the likely outcome of the Fed's FOMC meeting on Wednesday and the market's reaction.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of Fed decision Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    *FedEx shares fall after earnings. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, following three days of losses for major Wall Street indexes, ahead of the year's final statement from the U.S. *FedEx shares fell 2.8 percent in light premarket trading after the package delivery company posted quarterly results.

  • Oil's ripple effect  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    It's really an injection of default risk, says Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock, looking at the currency volatility caused by the collapse of crude oil.

  • Is corporate bond market broken?  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock, provides his thoughts on challenges in the fixed income space.

  • Fed expectations breakdown  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of the Fed's final conference of 2014.

  • With oil prices in freefall, Japan in recession and the euro zone sputtering, the Fed for a second meeting running will weigh the U.S. economy's apparent strength against overseas risks that now include a potential currency crisis in oil exporter Russia. In addition, the drop in oil prices cuts two ways- threatening oil-dependent economies like Russia while...

  • Gauging potential global contagion  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    Steve Wieting, Citi Private Bank, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorganChase, weigh in on Fed's business model amid global economic uncertainty and lowering oil prices.

  • What really matters to the Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Bruce Kasman, JPMorganChase; Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, Steve Wieting, Citi Private Bank, share their thoughts on the Fed's agenda following Wednesday's FOMC meeting. This is the time we get to see what the Fed is made of, says Wieting.

  • The Fed could soothe markets Wednesday Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:58 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching to see if the Fed will lift the market's spirits, as investors fret over a new set of worries—including Russia.

  • Fed pondering change in rate hike signals Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. It would be the first rate increase since June 2006. In addition to issuing its usual policy statement to close out its final meeting of the year, the Fed will update its economic forecast and Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a news conference.

  • METALS-Copper retreats as China pumps out more metal Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Dec 17- Copper eased in early Asian trade on Wednesday, dragged down by a rise in Chinese output. *The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 1 percent to 45,680 yuan a tonne. *Discovery Metals Ltd will suspend copper mining in Botswana within the next six months, citing a deteriorating world copper price.

  • Cramer: Why the world needs more US bonds Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:39 PM ET
    Traders in the 10-year bond options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade signal orders.

    Jim Cramer thinks the Fed could be sitting on the greatest trade of a lifetime right now. Will Janet Yellen pull the trigger?

  • The Fed could soothe markets Wednesday Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:38 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching to see if the Fed will lift the market's spirits, as investors fret over a new set of worries—including Russia.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 16- Gold was little changed on Tuesday, in a choppy session that took prices back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off its lows and traders worried the U.S. This came after a 12- minute rally of more than 1 percent to a session high at $1,221.40 when U.S. traders were still sleeping, after Russia announced an aggressive interest rate hike.

  • Prospects of Turkish rate cut fade as lira slides Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    ISTANBUL, Dec 16- A slump in the Turkish lira driven by a sell-off on emerging markets plus investors' nerves about domestic politics have diminished expectations of interest rate cuts, putting pressure back on the central bank before elections next June. Just last week Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci said falling oil prices, now at a 5-1/ 2- year low, could help...

  • *Gold fell 2.5 pct on Monday after oil drop. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold surrendered earlier gains on Tuesday to slide back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off lows and European stock markets rebounded nearly 2 percent. Spot gold was at $1,992.69 an ounce at 1633 GMT, little changed on the day, having earlier reached a high of $1,221.40.

  • Santelli: Dollar is still king  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • *Gold dropped 2.5 pct on Monday after oil slide. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold jumped 2 percent on Tuesday after its biggest one-day drop this year, as the dollar slid and investors sought safe havens as oil plunged and an emergency rate hike by Russia failed to stabilize the rouble. Risk aversion is lifting gold, with oil reaching new lows and geopolitical tensions...