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  • *Gold's 5- day rally to Tuesday longest since January 2014. LONDON, March 25- Gold hit fresh 2-1/ 2 week highs on Wednesday as upbeat German economic data drove the euro higher versus the dollar, and as expectations receded that a U.S. interest rate rise is imminent. Gold slid to four-month lows earlier this month as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve was on...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 7 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    HELSINKI- European Central Bank policy board member and Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen will brief the press on monetary policy and global economy- 0900 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank policymaker Peter Praet takes part in panel discussion on "Global Economic Recovery- a Tale of Many Parts" at the International Financial Services Forum- 1025 GMT.

  • What's the oil market watching?   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    What's the oil market watching?

    CNBC's Patti Domm discusses what the market will be watching on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, keeping the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates this year. "The disinflationary thrust that has gripped the U.S. economy for the better part of the past year...

  • Here's a solution for the Fed Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    People walk into a meeting of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve in Washington DC.

    An audit isn't the answer. Here's an alternative that would achieve Congress's goal of more Fed oversight, says UBS economist Drew Matus.

  • Santelli: Rates drift down   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Santelli: Rates drift down

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

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after...

  • LONDON, March 24- Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Tuesday that zero percent interest rates were no longing appropriate in the United States, and that a rate hike in the summer would still leave policy extremely accommodative. "Zero is no longer the appropriate interest rate for the U.S. economy," Bullard said during a panel session at London City...

  • *Aussie awaits China manufacturing PMI data for cues. TOKYO, March 24- The dollar dipped against the euro and yen on Tuesday, succumbing to downward pressure from lower U.S. debt yields as investors remained jittery after last week's surprisingly dovish Federal Reserve policy statement. The Fed mentioning the dollar can be traced back to Yellen, and we are now...

  • Hands off the Fed! Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Here's why Congress shouldn't have greater control over the Fed and monetary policy, say Vassar economics professors Paul Johnson and Robert Rebelein.

  • The dollar fell for a second straight session against a basket of major currencies after traders unwound bullish dollar positions.

  • How the smart money is set up for a Fed rate hike Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    A teller displays $100 dollar U.S. notes at a money exchange in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The so-called smart money is focused on currencies over bonds in anticipation of the Fed's long-awaited interest rate increase.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The Federal Reserve is "widely expected" to begin raising interest rates this year though the policy path remains uncertain, the central bank's second-in-command said on Monday, appearing to lay the groundwork for a less predictable future. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the stronger dollar and weak oil play a role in U.S. policymaking, but...

  • An eighth of a point Fed rate hike? Seriously? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    A market that just a week ago worried that the Fed would begin raising rates too soon is now entertaining a very different set of possibilities.

  • Santelli: Euro flies   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Santelli: Euro flies

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

  • 'Immaculate tightening' a fool's errand: BlackRock Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Peter Fisher, Senior Managing Director, BlackRock.

    The Federal Reserve is trying too hard to create the perfect environment for raising interest rates, BlackRock's Peter Fisher tells CNBC.

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • LONDON, March 23- The euro fell on Monday, unable to build on its best weekly performance since late 2011 versus the dollar, on concerns about whether Greece can reach agreement with creditors to secure fresh funds. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was due to address a European Parliament committee, with Greece and the progress of the ECB's...