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  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase in May, with construction and government employment...

  • NEW YORK— If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed. The report, one of the most-watched pieces of news in financial markets, painted a mixed picture for U.S. employment. And it left a key question hanging over stocks and bonds: When and how quickly will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?

  • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year.

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets also ticked down. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that...

  • LONDON, July 2- Tom Hayes, a former trader on trial in London on Libor-rigging charges, said he must have been either stupid or untroubled by his business practices because he left reams of evidence, according to documents presented to the court on Thursday. In the first trial of an individual accused of benchmark interest rate manipulation, the court heard that...

  • Jobs report not a step in right direction: Pro Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Jobs report not a step in right direction: Pro

    Marc Morial, National Urban League CEO, and Ron Christie, Christie Strategies CEO, discuss job data, growth, and an outlook on a rate hike.

  • Fed won't raise rates until 2016: Pro Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Fed won't raise interest rates until 2016: Pro

    Matt Tuttle, Tuttle Tactical Management, and Jack McIntyre, Brandywine Global, discuss the latest market action and what things investors should keep an eye on.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month, down from 254,000 in May, with construction and government employment unchanged, and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor...

  • LONDON, July 2- In all the huff and puff over Greece in the past month, a number of major banks and investors have decided the main driving force behind the dollar's 18- month surge against the euro is evaporating. But with some money market interest rates implying a full percentage point increase in official U.S. rates by the start of 2017 and the European Central...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- A mixed U.S. jobs report on Thursday may not give Fed chair Janet Yellen the "decisive evidence" of labor market recovery she wants to see before raising interest rates. The June employment report showed a modest jump in jobs but no wage growth, a renewed fall in the labor force participation rate, and no improvement in some of the weak corners of the...

  • Unintended consequences of zero interest rate policy Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Unintended consequences of zero interest rate policy

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports his take on a zero interest rate environment and analyzes GDP and job data.

  • Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30- year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.08 percent this week from 4.02 percent a week earlier. Data issued Tuesday showed that home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit gains in Denver and San Francisco. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across...

  • LONDON, July 2- International investors, dismayed by Nigeria's decision to delay a naira devaluation they see as long overdue, will hold back from its stock and bond markets, raising risks of a deeper crisis in Africa's biggest economy. "It will take a combination of weaker currency and higher interest rates to get us back to Nigeria," said Kieran Curtis, a bond fund...

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets were slightly higher. Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its...

  • China stocks plunge as market rout deepens Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested the economy was improving, though not so fast as to raise the specter of inflation and higher interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations, pushing out bets for a Federal Reserve rate hike to 2016, while caution ahead of this weekend's Greek referendum limited losses. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. "The numbers overall were...

  • Santelli: Steeper, lower, longer Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Santelli: Steeper, lower, longer

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • July 2- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday after data showed smaller-than-expected growth in U.S. jobs, reducing chances of an interest rate hike in September.

  • What June jobs miss means for Fed rate hike timing Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    A new employee fills out paperwork as he starts his new job at Smoothe King in Miami, Florida.

    Investors looking for clues on how the slightly weaker-than-expected June jobs report figures into the Fed's thinking should relax, market watcher Richard Bernstein tells CNBC.