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Medal Round - Day 5: Half way through the medal round, the playing field continues to shift. The US' S&P 500 looks poised to stay on track for the gold, but the silver and bronze are up for grabs.
U.S. industrial production edged up 0.2 percent in July, boosted by the best gain in manufacturing output in 10 months, a Federal Reserve report on Friday showed.
OPEC on Friday cut its forecast for global oil demand growth in 2008 for a fifth month and said production is more than adequate, signaling a more comfortable supply and demand balance.
The world's No.1 staffing agency Adecco said on Friday it will continue to pursue British recruitment company Michael Page which has twice rejected bid offers worth 400 pence (748.9 cents) a share.
European equities were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as a fall in commodity prices further eased concerns over consumer spending and inflation.
It's hard to see Friday's markets as anything but volatile after this past week's wild swings. But if there are no out of the ordinary events, traders say the stock market just might quiet down late in the session as investors head off for one of the final weekends of the summer.
The U.S. dollar rallied to an almost six-month high against the euro Thursday amid growing concern over euro zone economic weakness and accelerating inflation in the United States.
Stocks closed higher, with bank shares rising broadly, though the market pulled back from its biggest gains as oil stemmed its slide.
Even in the face of economic numbers seemingly showing a big pop in the Consumer Price Index, investors have begun to consider inflation almost an afterthought.
European shares ended a choppy session in positive territory on Thursday as a recovery in commodity prices helped energy and mining shares and fears over price pressures were partially quelled by U.S. inflation data.
Medal Round - Day 4: Despite a down day across the board, the US has held onto its lead for a fourth straight day. As of Wednesday's close, 80% of our leaderboard has moved into negative territory.
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits fell by 10,000 last week but remained at levels that show labor markets under severe strain.
Costlier energy and food helped push July prices up, but oil prices have begun to decline and analysts hope that the worst might be over.
Stock markets are in a bear-market rally that is running out of steam and investors should seek shelter in cash or gold for the rest of the year, Paul Amery, independent financial analyst, told CNBC Thursday.
The euro zone economy recorded its first ever contraction in the second quarter, pulled down by falling activity in its biggest economies, which could lead to a technical recession.
European equities were seen gaining ground on Thursday, recovering after the previous session's sharp losses as rising commodity prices help support heavyweight mining and energy shares.
Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday. Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
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The U.S. dollar edged lower against the euro on Wednesday after a spike in crude oil prices rekindled worries about the world's largest economy's growth outlook.
We're facing increased inputs, but it's a good time to be a farmer, said Larkin Martin, chairman of the board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and also a seven generation farmer.
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