NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after data showed weekly initial jobless claims fell to a three-month low and retail sales rose slightly more than anticipated in February.» Read More
The world’s top business leaders are using their visit to the London Olympics to raise tough questions about the coalition’s management of Britain’s stagnant economy and the country’s vulnerability to a euro break-up, the Financial Times reports.
Germany’s finance minister ruled out making more concessions to help Greece, on the eve of talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who has urged euro zone leaders to act, the FT reports.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Ben Lichtenstein of TradersAudio.com.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the latest EIA data on natural gas inventories.
News Corp stock is slipping ever so slightly on low volume following the announcement that criminal charges have been brought against eight key figures in the never-ending phone hacking scandal, Yahoo Finance reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports that half the nation's corn crop is in poor or very poor condition, which could send corn prices trading in the double digits. Mike Hart, independent commodities trader, offers insight.
How can investors make money in this market? Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist, and Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, offer investment strategies and discuss what's driving U.S. and European markets, ahead of the opening bell.
After three months of relentless attention on the economy, Mitt Romney will shift the focus of his campaign this week to foreign policy with a major speech and an overseas trip to three countries, the Financial Times reports.
Bold plans to sweep away a culture of short-termism in the City, which has been blamed for undermining company performance and reducing investor returns, will prove difficult to enact, some company bosses and asset managers warned. The Financial Times reports.
Michelle Girard, RBS senior economist, weighs in on the markets, ahead of the opening bell, including yields on Spanish 10-year bonds rising above the 7.5% level.
Warren Meyers, DME Securities takes alook at what traders will be keeping an eye on before the market's open.
French residents with assets valued above 4 million euros ($4.9 million) will pay more than double what they had expected in wealth taxes this year, after the country’s parliament voted through an emergency measure to raise €2.3bn for the cash-strapped government, the Financial Times reports.
The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with William "Porter" Boggess, Monongahela Capital Management on restoring faith in trading futures, and weighs in on the "truth" in securities law.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, with Scott Shellady, Trean senior vice president.
There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.
Pimco has doubled the size of its flagship exchange traded fund in less than two months, hitting $2 billion in assets as performance of the Total Return Fund ETF outpaces the far larger mutual fund on which it is based. The FT reports.
Investors are, in effect, paying half a dozen countries for the privilege of lending them money in the short term following the recent European Central Bank rate cut and a flight by investors to perceived havens, the FT reports.
Mario Monti has expressed “serious concerns” that Sicily’s regional government is heading towards default and has asked its governor – who is under investigation for suspected links to the Mafia – to confirm his intention to resign. The FT reports.
Peregrine Financial Group Founder and CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr.’s plan to hire a high-powered Chicago attorney to represent him has hit a snag: Wasendorf’s assets are frozen, so he has no money to pay him.
Oil supplies have risen much faster than expected, and that's putting pressure on crude.
Wien says investors won't want to miss the second half of 2014.
Anthony Grisanti is betting on a pullback, but Rich Ilczyszyn says it's foolish to stand in front of the bullish trend. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Brent futures held above $108 a barrel on Thursday.
Gold dipped from a new six-month high on Thursday.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped to $97 on China concerns and a huge oil inventory build this week. Nat gas took a breath on warmer temperatures. And gold was up while copper was down again.