*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth in the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.» Read More
A look at the latest market moves from the trading floor, including the trade on corn prices, with Phillip Streible, RJO Futures.
Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the games amid mounting concern about the global obesity crisis, the International Olympic Committee president has admitted, the Financial Times reports.
Because commidities often do well when stocks decline, and commodity funds offer so many different markets to choose from, they can provide a little stability when the market is waffling.
"If manufacturing jobs start to turn down here that won't bode well for the export sector and that will steal some of the more robust part of the growth that we've seen," says Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, providing a preview of what traders will be watching ahead of today's jobs report.
Royal Bank of Scotland has pulled out of the panels that set Tibor, Japan’s version of Libor, amid a global probe into alleged manipulation of interbank lending rates by traders at investment banks, the Financial Times reports.
Greece’s new government has dropped a plan to seek softer terms for its second bailout following warnings that it would be rejected by international lenders, the Financial Times reports.
Gillian Tett of the Financial Times says markets may be headed for another "summer curse" and she points to five reasons why.
Fears of a corn shortage are sending futures up 3 percent as sweltering temperatures and droughts in the Midwest are threatening corn crops. Dennis Gartman of The Garman Letter explains why he thinks the livestock business is facing even tougher times.
Once the symbol of corporate power, skyscraper have become the default setting for luxury living, allowing developers to spread their risk around both office and residential markets.
It lasted more than three hours. But despite speaking fluently for most of that time, Bob Diamond’s interrogation by MPs on Wednesday left unanswered many of the questions surrounding Barclays, the bank from which he resigned as chief executive on Tuesday. The FT reports.
I was in Ischia, off the coast of Naples, during the latest eurozone summit. Many of the Italians present during the award of this year’s Ischia prizes for journalism thought that Italy had won two victories over Germany: in football, at the European championships, and in economics, at the European summit, the Financial Times reports.
The appearance of Bob Diamond, the departed chief executive of Barclays, before a UK Treasury select committee on Wednesday will focus attention on movements in the London interbank offered rate over a crucial two-day period at the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the Financial Times reports.
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Rather than a housing market defined by weak demand and falling prices, the market is now being hampered by a restricted supply of homes for sale as demand improves. That's leading to a more volatile housing recovery than many expected, USA Today reports.
David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co. chief market analyst, provides insight on the shortened trading day ahead.
A look at what traders will be focused on ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
Bob Diamond has resigned with immediate effect as Barclays chief executive, bowing to public and political pressure over the Libor rate-setting scandal. The FT reports.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the metrics on June's manufacturing numbers and weighs in on why investors should keep an eye on corn prices.
A look at the market's latest moves, with Bob Iaccino, TraderOutlook.com founder.
Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL) discusses how his state is getting people back to work and the importance of capitalism in creating opportunities for people.
Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday.
Gold climbed for a second session on Wednesday to its highest in 4-1/2 months.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three stocks to watch tomorrow, including Plug Power, which had a very bad day; Apple, which was upgraded today; and Urban Outfitters, which offered a cautious outlook.