• *Report of Russian troop movements into Ukraine brings concerns back to forefront. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, bringing concerns over the volatile region back into focus.

  • *Cushing up 508,000 bbls- EIA. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Crude oil futures settled flat after choppy trading on Wednesday, following a report that showed declining U.S. gasoline demand in the world's top oil consumer and a build at the key Cushing, Oklahoma, storage hub.

  • Alibaba IPO likely happening late September Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Alibaba headquarters is shown in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

    Alibaba filed an amended statement this morning ahead of its IPO, but investors are still waiting to see the terms.

  • *Cushing up 508,000 bbls- EIA. In its weekly report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said U.S. crude oil stocks fell by a greater-than-expected 2.07 million barrels last week, but inventories at Cushing, the delivery point for U.S. crude futures, rose 508,000 barrels.

  • Futures Now: Crude continues decline     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses the next direction for crude and gasoline prices.

  • US spreads the love as rally goes global Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Amidst the lightest volume of the year, exchange-traded funds associated with China, Turkey, South Africa, and Brazil are gathering steam.

  • The Alibaba cometh, amid a lengthening paper trail Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Nobody knows exactly when Alibaba will hit the market, but the IPO is being foreshadowed by a growing paper trail.

  • *Upswing seen as intact but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying after a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even as there was little seen on the horizon that could derail the rally.

  • The strange dynamic that’s guiding stocks higher Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Master of the S&P Howard Silverblatt explains how two groups are controlling the market right now.

  • How gold prices are defying the naysayers Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Despite all that should be hurting gold, the precious metal has traded flat for the month. Is that a bullish sign?

  • US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher with indexes at records Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    *Upswing seen as intact, but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, suggesting the market's recent upswing that has taken indexes to repeated records, was set to continue with little on the horizon to derail the rally. Federal Reserve stimulus and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

  • *Gold prices lifted as momentum of dollar rally slows. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 26- Gold rose on Tuesday after a pause in the dollar rally prompted chart-based buying, but pared gains as European stimulus hopes and strong U.S. data pushed investors to equities. That has helped gold out a bit, "said Stephen Platt, an analyst at futures brokerage Archer Financial Services.

  • Jeff Kilburg: What's weird about gold     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Despite strong stocks and a rising U.S. dollar, gold has held its own. Jeff Kilburg explains, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Silver lining for gold     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Gold is up 5 percent on the year. Is there a bullion breakout ahead? With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Will S&P 2000 bring the retail money into the market? Howard Silverblatt doesn¿t think so. With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Euro hits 11-month low     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    The euro keeps falling. How low can it go? Trading the euro now, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices explains why the fundamentals of the market still look promising. With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Why S&P 2,000 matters     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    The S&P hits a record high. What it means and the market's next move, with Howard Silverblatt, S&P Dow Jones Indices, CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders, Jeff Kilburg and Scott Nations, both at the CME.

  • Futures Now: Corn & wheat prices sink     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses farm production, and the direction of food prices.

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  • Gold fell to its lowest level as a stronger dollar outweighed any safe-haven demand from lower equities and heightened tensions over Ukraine.

  • Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, Calif.

    Brent crude held below $103 with unrest in Libya balanced by concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries.

  • The gold rush begins at the beach for Folkestone Triennial Public Art Project

    Hundreds of treasure hunters descended on the U.K's seaside town of Folkestone over the weekend in search of gold bullion.