*Copper futures slip after 1 pct gain in previous session. *Spot premiums at 600- 750 yuan/ tonne- analyst. SINGAPORE, April 18- Shanghai copper futures slipped on Friday after jumping the most in 2-1/ 2 weeks, but premiums in the spot market rose to their highest this year indicating growing demand in top consumer China.» Read More
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
CNBC's Bob Pisani & John Carney discuss more signs that the shale revolution is changing the global energy landscape.
"Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at the many obstacles facing the market in the days and weeks to come.
"Futures Now" trader Anthony Grisanti looks at some key technical levels.
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.
Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder of iiTrader, takes a look at some key technical indicators.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of President Obama's comments on the economy, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.
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.
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.
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Before you pull the trigger on gold, "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn recommends waiting for it to hit these key levels.
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.