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  • MELBOURNE/ NEW YORK, Jan 29- Macquarie Group Ltd is in talks to buy Jefferies Group LLC's commodities and financial derivatives brokerage, three sources said, as the Australian bank continues to expand its commodities business while rivals retreat. News of the talks come just a month after the U.S. investment bank, owned by Leucadia National Corp, said it was...

  • Reagan’s OMB head: Wealth inequality is a problem Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    David Stockman and President Barack Obama.

    David Stockman, head of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, says Obama has a point when it comes to inequality.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Global oil prices firmed slightly on Thursday but not before U.S. crude hit a near six-year low and benchmark Brent pared gains on data showing fresh additions to already record-high U.S. oil inventories. But crude futures in New York fell to an April 2009 bottom by midmorning, and only rose toward the close on short-covering.

  • *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. The S&P 500 index was up 0.9 percent in the afternoon after a decline of as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session and oil futures turned positive on a day when strong job market data contrasted with disappointing reports from Alibaba and Qualcomm. The market has been advancing and retreating within a range...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains in choppy trading Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:18 PM ET

    *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm. Shares in Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group dropped 9 percent to $89.46 after revenue missed...

  • What matters most to markets  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 PM ET

    Is there more trouble ahead for stocks? Trading S&P futures now, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • David Stockman: Wealth inequality a major problem  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    David Stockman, President Reagan's OMB director, says recent stock market gains are "ill-gotten," and says the country does have a wealth inequality problem. But that's not to say that he agrees with President Obama's proposed fixes. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • David Stockman trashes the Fed  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    Former Reagan OMB director discusses the economy and the Fed response, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • David Stockman: Fed made up of 'cowards'  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    Former OMB director David Stockman has some harsh words for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the rest of the FOMC. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Trading crude at 6-year lows  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    Crude oil hits a 6-year low. So where's the bottom? With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Jeff Kilburg and Scott Nations, both at the CME.

  • Into the futures: Big employment gains ahead?  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses the week's big events and best trades.

  • Crude crush continues  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:25 PM ET

    Oil falls below $40 on Thursday, hitting a six-year low. The Futures Now team has the call on how low crude can go.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. crude oil fell below $44 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 on Thursday while benchmark Brent sharply pared early gains after data showing additions to already record-high U.S. oil inventories. But crude futures in New York were near a six-year low by midmorning after a report from oil services firm Genscape, which a market source...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Brent oil futures rose above $49 a barrel on Thursday as speculator buying on hopes for a price rebound offset data showing record-high U.S. crude stocks. At 1438 GMT, U.S. crude was trading at $44.64 a barrel, up 19 cents off a six-year low hit on Wednesday. Brent was up 53 cents at $49 a barrel.

  • *Alibaba, Qualcomm shares fall after results. *Alibaba Group shares fell 6 percent in premarket trading after it posted revenue that missed Wall Street expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which announced the spinoff of its Alibaba stake Wednesday, down 4.8 percent.

  • Strong dollar creates ‘tremendous systemic risk’ Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    SocGen's Larry McDonald says American investors shouldn't underestimate the harm that could stem from the dollar's rally.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Brent oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as speculator buying on hopes for a price rebound offset data showing record-high U.S. crude stocks. U.S. crude was trading at $44.26 a barrel by 1141 GMT, down 19 cents but off a six-year low hit on Wednesday. "It's a tug of war between the non-supportive fundamentals and investor flows- investors are...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Brent crude oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as investor inflows offset data showing that U.S. crude stocks had hit a record high. By 0928 GMT on Thursday, U.S. crude was trading at about $44.50 a barrel, up 5 cents and off a six-year low hit on Wednesday. "It's a tug of war between the non-supportive fundamentals and investor flows- investors...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's index futures fell at the opening of trade on Thursday morning after sources told Reuters that regulators are launching a fresh investigation into margin trading at brokerages. The CSI300 stock index futures for February fell 1.8 percent to 3471.8 in early trade. The last time China regulators cracked down on margin lending,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- U.S. crude futures were trading near 6- year lows just below $44.50 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, remaining under pressure after data showing U.S. crude stocks surged to their highest on record. *U.S. crude's front-month contract shed 1 cent at $44.44 a barrel as of 0000 GMT. *Benchmark Brent crude closed down $1.13, or 2.3 percent, at $48.47,...

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  • David Stockman and President Barack Obama.

    David Stockman, head of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, says Obama has a point on inequality.

  • Crude oil hits a 6-year low. So where's the bottom? With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Jeff Kilburg and Scott Nations, both at the CME.

  • Is there more trouble ahead for stocks? Trading S&P futures now, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

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