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  • Inflation hawks get beaks tied by tame US data Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    Job seekers line up to meet with recruiters during the Job Hunters Boot Camp in San Mateo, Calif., in October.

    Without U.S. wage pressures, upward pressure on yields should be muted--and so should inflation hawks.

  • Dollar perched at 2014 highs after strong run Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday.

  • Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says Chinese President Xi Jinping has been as "good as his word" by sticking to the anti-corruption drive, but could scale back if growth begins to slow.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Dollar bulls took a breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. Against the yen, the dollar edged up 0.1 percent to 102.89 yen but stayed below a four-month high of 103.15 yen struck on Wednesday.

  • FOREX-Dollar pauses near highs ahead of jobs data Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    *China PMI to take centre stage in Asia. SYDNEY, Aug 1- Dollar bulls took a breather early on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. The dollar bought 102.78 yen, after peaking at a four-month high of 103.15.

  • Dollar adds to monthly gain on strong US labor data Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after labor market data fueled expectations for a hawkish Fed.

  • Ugly day for the stock market; strange day, too Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Dow has worst day in six months amid concerns from Ukraine, Portugal and Argentina. U.S. economic data and earnings weighed too.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Global equity markets tumbled on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and Argentina's second default in 12 years, while the U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies for its strongest monthly gain in over a year. "It's getting pretty ugly," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday to notch its strongest monthly gain in over a year after U.S. labor market data fueled expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Global equity markets tumbled on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and Argentina's second default in 12 years, while the dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies. "It's getting pretty ugly," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York.

  • *Wall St tumbles with Dow, S&P turning negative for July. NEW YORK, July 31- Doubts on whether stock markets can ride out a tightening of U.S. monetary policy dominated trade on Thursday, sending major U.S. stock indexes down more than 1 percent, while the dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies.

  • European markets close: EU bans 5 Russian banks     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a fall in euro zone inflation and the EU ban on five Russian banks from raising capital.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina's peso slumped 4.4 percent to 12.95 per U.S. dollar on the informal "blue" market in early currency trading Thursday, a day after the country defaulted on its sovereign debt, Thomson Reuters data showed.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. labor market data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve and reinforced optimism for a strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report Friday.

  • Why are markets down? Let us count the ways Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    A euro sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Stocks are sharply lower, with European stocks trading ugly right from the start.

  • LONDON, July 31- The euro hovered near a nine-month trough against the dollar on Thursday after data showed euro zone inflation falling to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis five years ago.

  • Q2 GDP partly offset by mixed Fed views. LONDON, July 31- The dollar held just below a 10- month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it was in no rush to raise interest rates, tempering a rally that dates back to early May.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China& euro zone next focus. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 31- The dollar held below a 10- month peak against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after soaring on upbeat U.S. growth data, with mixed views from the Federal Reserve tempering the rally.

  • FOREX-Dovish Fed takes edge off dollar rally Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    *Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China& euro zone next focus. SYDNEY, July 31- The U.S. dollar held below a 10- month peak against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having soared at first on upbeat growth data only to have a dovish Federal Reserve take some steam out of the rally.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. dollar pared gains against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after a Federal Reserve statement disappointed expectations that the central bank would take a more hawkish bias on monetary policy.