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  • FOREX-Dollar nurses losses after U.S. data disappoints Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:19 PM ET

    *Profit-taking emerges ahead of UK, US holidays. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 22- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Friday, after snapping three days of gains as unimpressive data prompted light profit-taking ahead of speeches by major central bankers and holidays in Britain and the United States. In Asia, the Bank of Japan's policy review at the conclusion of its...

  • House lawmaker issues subpoena to Fed in leak probe Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who heads the House Financial Services Committee, announced Thursday he had issued a subpoena to the Fed. The Fed inspector general, which is an independent watchdog, and the Justice Department have been investigating the matter. Fed Chair Janet Yellen disclosed earlier this month that she met once in 2012 with Regina...

  • NEW YORK, May 21- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who on Friday will talk about the economy's prospects, is expected to acknowledge the recent sluggishness, including near stagnant performance in the first few months of the year. "I wouldn't be totally shocked if the Fed 25 basis points either in September or December, and then just held there for a while to see what...

  • Thanks to Yellen, market could be busy Friday Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen.

    A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and CPI data guarantee that more traders will be working than otherwise might be ahead of the long weekend.

  • Wall Street's S&P 500 index at record high. NEW YORK, May 21- Global equity markets rose on Thursday, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index closing at a record high as investors bet that U.S. interest rates won't rise soon, while oil jumped more than 2 percent on the view that a global glut may be starting to ease. Wall Street's S&P 500 gained 4.97 points, or 0.23 percent, to end...

  • May 21- The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year. Traders warned that below-average volume in recent sessions suggests that not all of Wall Street may be confident in the market's gains. "It doesn't matter if we're at an all-time high...

  • *U.S. sells $13 bln 10- year TIPS to solid demand. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. "There were fears about a sharp spring recovery, but the data haven't rebounded smartly," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • May 21- U.S. primary dealers continue to see September as the most likely timing for the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates, according to the median response reported in the New York Fed's latest survey. But the latest survey, taken as U.S. central bankers prepared for their April 28-29 policy-setting meeting and published on Thursday, also showed...

  • Traders warned that below-average volume in recent sessions suggests that not all of Wall Street may be confident in the market's gains. "It doesn't matter if we're at an all-time high if there are just two guys trading a stock back and forth," said Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago. Trading also appeared to be light...

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Equity markets inched ahead on Thursday, with investors brushing aside mixed economic data in Europe and the United States, while the dollar slipped after a three-day rally and U.S. Oil prices rallied almost 3 percent, with Brent crude topping $66 a barrel on signs a global supply glut may be starting to ease. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index,...

  • *Shake Shack hits record on trademark filing. May 21- U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 just shy of its record high and the Nasdaq crossing its record close, as disappointing economic data bolstered the view that an interest rate hike would come only later in the year. Federal Reserve officials all but ruled out a rate hike next month...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up as U.S. yields, dollar ease Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- Equities markets inched ahead on Thursday, with investors brushing aside mixed economic data in Europe and the United States, while the dollar slipped after a three-day rally and U.S. Oil prices rose, with Brent crude topping $66 a barrel on signs a global supply glut may be starting to ease. Wall Street, which has posted a string of highs recently,...

  • Fed contradictions on signaling rate hike? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    The Fed said that it would not provide explicit guidance about when rates would go up but then said that rates were unlikely to go up in June.

  • Santelli: Philly Fed 8.3   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Santelli: Philly Fed 8.3

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest Philly Fed and LEI data.

  • Santelli: Slight drift towards lower yields   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Santelli: Slight drift towards lower yields

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

  • WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters)- Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though most felt the U.S. economy was set to rebound from a dismal start to the year, according to minutes from their April policy meeting released on Wednesday. They also cited economic worries in China and Greece. They also were troubled by the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 3 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank forum on central banking. Speakers:- ECB President Mario Draghi and board member Peter Praet, IMF Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard, BoE Governor Mark Carney, Central Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- The dollar rose and U.S. The minutes, released ahead of a much anticipated speech on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, showed that many officials at the April 28-29 meeting believed it would be premature to raise rates in June. "They didn't give much tangible evidence that they were going to do anything different than what the market was already...

  • *Greece needs deal to make June 5 IMF repayment- official. NEW YORK, May 20- Wall Street and the dollar rose on Wednesday after minutes of a Federal Reserve policymakers meeting last month bolstered bets that the first U.S. interest-rate hike in more than a decade will not come until later in 2015 at the earliest. "The minutes overall depicted the Fed in a rate hike...

  • The minutes from the April 28-29 meeting of the Fed's policy-setting committee also showed most participants expected the U.S. economy to pick up pace after a slowdown in the first quarter and that labor market conditions would improve. They also cited economic worries in China and Greece. Investors now will focus on a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday...