*Central bank reaffirms no rush to raise interest rates. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 30- Gold futures ended lower on Wednesday, but traders largely shrugged off a statement from the Federal Reserve hinting the U.S. central bank was in no rush to hike interest rates, which would reduce appetite for the precious metal.» Read More
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gasoline futures are jumping in the aftermath of the fire at California's third largest refinery.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the potential impact the fire at Chevron's California refinery could have on gas prices.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the market's open, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
Excessive heat in the Midwest is causing commodity prices to soar, as higher corn and soybean production costs hit consumers' wallets. A look at whether relief is on the horizon as hurricane season approaches, with Paul Walsh, Weather Channel.
An automated stock trading program suddenly flooded the market with millions of trades Wednesday morning, spreading turmoil across Wall Street and drawing renewed attention to the fragility and instability of the nation’s stock markets, the New York Times reports.
Senior government figures are discussing the possibility of buying out private investors in Royal Bank of Scotland and fully nationalizing it amid mounting frustration at banks’ failure to lend to British businesses, the FT reports.
Bob Browne, Northern Trust CIO, and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, provide a preview of what investors should focus on today, including the Fed concluding a two-day FOMC meeting and the ADP employment report.
A look at the latest moves in the markets, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
Should the government step in and help the agriculture industry during this season's record-setting drought? Gregory Page, Cargill CEO, and Jim Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, weigh in.
"The potential now is the market will pullback from the big advances it has made," says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discussing what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell.
The value of assets managed by the private equity industry globally continued to rise last year, hitting a record $3 trillion despite financial market turmoil and sluggish economic conditions. The FT reports.
Hedge funds remain cautious and defensive after largely sitting out the rally in the US stock market since the start of June, contributing to the lowest US stock market trading volumes since 2007, the FT reports.
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.