• Botín Pleads for ‘Essential’ Banking Union Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    The head of Spain’s biggest bank has made an impassioned plea for Europe to adopt a so-called union of its euro zone banks as an “essential” route out of the region’s crisis. The FT reports.

  • No Further Austerity for Spain, Says Rehn Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:01 AM ET

    Spain will need no further austerity measures until the end of next year even though it will easily miss its deficit targets, the EU’s top economic official announced on Wednesday in the clearest sign yet Brussels is backing away from an austerity-focused crisis response. The FT reports.

  • Futures Now: Oil Spikes on Hamas Headline     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Will Middle East turmoil re-ignite an oil rally? The Futures Now team discusses.

  • Government Ready to Delay Welfare Reform Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    The government is prepared to delay its flagship welfare reform amid fears the complex changes may need to be more thoroughly tested before being extended to all benefit claimants, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Hovnanian Expects Job Growth as Housing Rebounds Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    The housing rebound could cause the unemployment rate to drop significantly in the next few years, said Ara Hovnanian, CEO of Hovnanian Enterprises, one of the nation's largest builders of single-family homes.

  • What's Behind the Grain Selloff?     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    Goldman has lowered its year-end targets for wheat, corn and soybeans. Will prices stabilize after yesterday's fall, with Chip Flory, Pro Farmer Newsletter; CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Pro: Fade Today's S&P Rally     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Levels to watch on the S&P. Has the selling stopped? Is the fiscal cliff responsible for the drop, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.

  • Crisis Command for Markets Needed: CFTC's Chilton Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Bart Chilton said the trouble with Wall Street's contingency plans during Super Storm Sandy was simply that they had never been adequately tested, and he's pushing to correct that with a new emergency command structure.

  • Are You Buying the Bond Rally? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    Vote now in the "Futures Now" poll!

  • Fathers Will Share Parental Leave Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    The government has decided that new mothers know best, as it prepares to announce proposals that will allow them to divvy up annual parental leave allotments with husbands or partners. The FT reports.

  • US Shale Revolution     Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani & John Carney discuss more signs that the shale revolution is changing the global energy landscape.

  • Pro: It's a Great Time to Trade, Not Invest Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at the many obstacles facing the market in the days and weeks to come.

  • What’s Ahead for the S&P 500? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    "Futures Now" trader Anthony Grisanti looks at some key technical levels.

  • Barclays Faces New US Probe Over Saudi Licence Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 3:40 AM ET

    US prosecutors are probing whether Barclays made any improper payment to win a banking licence in Saudi Arabia, adding to the mounting investigations that the bank is facing. The FT reports.

  • Is Oil’s Slide Done? Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 1:56 PM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder of iiTrader, takes a look at some key technical indicators.

  • Wary of the Fiscal Cliff: Trader     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    A look at what traders are watching ahead of President Obama's comments on the economy, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.

  • Pro: Wheat Prices to Surge Off Crop Report     Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    The USDA is slated to release its crop report tomorrow morning at 8:30. A sweet wheat trade, with Joe Vaclavik, Standard Grain; CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Crude Setting Up for Big Move: Pro     Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Is there a crude spike coming? Discussing the possibilities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.

  • Have Gas Prices Hit a Low for the Year? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Vote now in the "Futures Now" poll!

  • Top Trader: Levels to Watch on Gold Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 9:22 AM ET

    Before you pull the trigger on gold, "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn recommends waiting for it to hit these key levels.

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  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up on the day, and nat gas closed up, as well, while gold was down on the day.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. More earnings results next week. Starbucks and Netflix may have been helped by the bad winter. Also, the Boston Marathon is next week, and 36,000 runners will participate.

  • George Gero, RBC Capital Markets strategist, weighs in on whether gold or stocks will be a better investment in another 25 years.

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