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  • US Gasoline Futures Begin Trading Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 12:56 AM ET

    Gasoline futures opened slightly lower Sunday evening as East Coast refineries got through Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed.

  • ConocoPhillips Shuts New Jersey Refinery Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 5:17 PM ET

    ConocoPhillips has shut down its 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery New Jersey, as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene. The company also says its terminals are shutting down until it is safe to resume operations.

  • A satellite image from NOAA's National Hurricane Center tracking Hurricane Irene in the western Atlantic.

    Gasoline futures declined Friday but rose nearly 3 percent for the week amid hurricane fears.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.

  • The Word on the Street Now     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Digging deeper on the Treasury trade, with Jeff Kilburg, TreasuryCurve, and the Fast Money traders.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Report     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a look at bond yields ahead of Bernanke's speech in Jackson Hole.

  • Don't Bet on 'Bernanke Put': Analyst Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to announce a third round of quantitative easing in his Jackson Hole speech this afternoon, Tony Fratto, the director of Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy research firm, told CNBC.

  • Don't Bet on 'Bernanke Put': Analyst     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 5:40 AM ET

    Bernanke is unlikely to announce a third round of quantitative easing in his Jackson Hole speech this afternoon, Tony Fratto, the director of Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy research firm, told CNBC. "If investors are betting on a Bernanke put, they are setting themselves up for a disappointment. Bernanke hinted at QE3 last year, but I don't think we are going to see that kind of activity today," Fratto said.

  • US Funds Show True State of Euro Zone Banks Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    In any murder mystery film, it pays to watch the boring gray man (or woman) in the corner; quiet, unobtrusive characters can be deadly. So, too, in finance. Four years ago, the giant US money market funds seemed some of the dullest actors in the global financial scene. But in 2007, they quietly helped to spark the crisis in the mortgage-backed securities world.

  • 20% Chance of Recession: KC Fed's Hoenig Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    Thomas Hoenig

    The president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve told CNBC he sees a 20 percent chance of a recession.

  • What Do Markets Expect From Jackson Hole? Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech from Jackson Hole, due later on Friday, has already been more widely trailed than a James Cameron film – although you can expect fewer special effects.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.

  • More Fed Action Hollow Substitute for Fiscal Stimulus Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.

  • Jackson Hole: Not So Restful Retreat     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    This speech will give Bernanke a chance to clear up some of the vague statements he made during the recent FOMC, says Jim Caron, Morgan Stanley Head of Interest Rate Strategy, who adds the Fed chief will probably not announce a QE3 or share details of steps to grow the economy.

  • Treasury Bond Bubble?     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    Investors hunting for yield in the bond market are doing it in an unusual and potentially very risky way. Jeff Cox, CNBC.com senior market writer explains.

  • Should Investors Beware 'Operation Twist'? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    Investors thinking they can find both safety and yield in Treasurys are making a dangerous bet that could begin to unravel soon, especially if the Federal Reserve switches from its easing programs to an updated version of Operation Twist.

  • 5-Year Note Auction Yields 1.029%     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on yields at today's Treasury auction.

  • States' Bottom Line Improves, But Can the Good News Last? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    This year, many states are receiving their first bit of good economic news since the beginning of the recession. More than half of them will take in more revenue than they expected, and a handful are reporting surpluses, according to one study. Several other reports point to the same trend: states' 2011 budgets heading in the right direction as tax collections increase.

  • EU Fiscal Union Decade Away: Strategist     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    "True European fiscal union is something we will probably not see for another ten or twenty years," Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Banking Group told CNBC. He added that some countries within Europe were dealing with "generation long" economic problems and that some members of the Euro zone would have to get used to a long period of low or no growth and markets should price for the risk accordingly.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Report     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.