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  • Deals, China stimulus news fuel strong market open Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets kicked off the week strong, with health care deals and anticipation of more stimulus in China moving global stocks.

  • *M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran. Oil prices volatile amid potential deal with Iran. Despite that, energy shares could come under pressure as crude oil fell on a possible deal with Iran, which could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in the country's oil exports.

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher, but crude oil weakens Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    *M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran. NEW YORK, March 30- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, pointing to a second straight daily gain as a trio of M&A deals lifted sentiment after a recent bout of weakness. *In deal news, OptumRx Corp, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78...

  • SINGAPORE, March 30- Brent crude oil prices fell below $56 a barrel on Monday, extending steep losses from the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures had dropped to $55.99 by 0224 GMT, down 42 cents since its last...

  • *Iran deal could open new oil supplies to market within months. SINGAPORE, March 30- Oil prices dipped in Asian morning trading on Monday, adding to steep losses in the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures were at...

  • SINGAPORE, March 30- U.S. crude futures fell below $48.50 a barrel in early trading on Monday, adding to steep losses in the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted. In the previous session, U.S. crude lost 5 percent of its value as the market began to price in the...

  • The controversial theory that worries Janet Yellen Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Janet Yellen says "secular stagnation" is a potential concern for the Fed. Here's what that means, and why it matters to policy.

  • Into the futures: Trading the week ahead   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET
    Into the futures:  Trading the week ahead

    What's the best trade for next week? Jeff Kilburg and Scott Nations discuss with Jackie DeAngelis.

  • BRENT CRUDE FUTURES SETTLE AT $56.41/ BBL, DOWN $2.78 OR 4.7 PERCENT.

  • *U.S. CRUDE FUTURES SETTLE AT $48.87/BBL, DOWN $2.56 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
  • The Street is finally worried about earnings Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    Five of 10 S&P sectors are showing negative earnings growth, putting pressure on analysts to revise down estimates.

  • *Shanghai rebar also hits record low, but cuts losses. SINGAPORE, March 27- Spot iron ore prices hit new record lows on Friday while futures in China and Singapore slid as much as 4 percent before paring losses, on worries that global producers would continue to lift output in a well supplied market. Iron ore prices on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange hit the daily...

  • $60 crude is 'definitely' in the cards: BNP Paribas Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Oil workers change a drill pipe on n the Laurus oil drilling rig off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

    Darren Wolfberg of BNP Paribas says that crude is headed to $60, and he has the charts to prove it.

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, setting indexes up for a full week of daily declines, as the dollar index added to the previous session's rebound ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *Dow Chemical shares jumped near 8 percent in premarket trading after it announced the...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japanese government bonds skidded sharply on Friday, as investors sold both cash bonds and futures before the end of Japan's fiscal year. The benchmark 10- year yield added 5 basis points to 0.375 percent, after soaring as high as 0.405 percent, its highest since March 18. "It's a strange market today," said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of Japan...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a two-week low on Friday, led by futures selling as hedge funds took profits from recent gains. The Nikkei benchmark fell 1.7 percent to 19,141.62 points after falling to as low as 19,099.87 in mid-afternoon trade, the lowest level since March 13. Exporters also suffered, with Toyota Motor Corp falling 2.0...

  • SEOUL, March 27- U.S. crude futures dipped on Friday on crude stocks extending their record build, but stayed above $51 a barrel and near 2015 highs as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies stoked supply concerns. *Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the less than 40 km wide waters...

  • 'Three black crows' could spell doom for the market Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Three black crows

    Something highly unusual, and potentially quite bearish, has just happened to the stock market.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 26- Raw sugar futures tested the prior session's six-year low in thin trade on Thursday, under pressure from a strengthening dollar, abundant supplies and light physical demand, while arabica coffee extended gains. New York cocoa futures eased, pressured by the weak sterling, and bucking the session's higher trend in larger commodity...

  • Buy the crude breakout?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:10 PM ET
    Buy the crude breakout?

    We are not going to new lows, says Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas, with a $60 price target on oil. And CNBC's Courtney Reagan and the Futures Now Traders weigh in on oil's next move, amid unrest in the Middle East.

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