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  • NEW YORK, March 30- The euro slumped against the dollar on Monday on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, while the greenback gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. Athens sounded upbeat about talks with its creditors to release funds from its 240-...

  • We're going to see some big gains: Pro   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    We're going to see some big gains: Pro

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses his bullish outlook on the markets.

  • Santelli: Rates down, dollar up   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:37 AM ET
    Santelli: Rates down, dollar up

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

  • Sizing up US economy   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Sizing up US economy

    John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities chief economist, shares his economic forecast or the rest of 2015.

  • LONDON, March 30- Gold fell one percent on Monday, down for a second straight session as the dollar climbed on increasing prospects that the Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates gradually this year. "It seems the market is once again focusing on the Fed raising rates," Deutsche Boerse's MNI senior analyst Tony Walters said. Gold, which does not pay any...

  • Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke is defending the low federal funds rate, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • *Gold pulls further away from 3- week high as dollar gains. SINGAPORE, March 30- Gold dropped for a second straight session on Monday, slipping further from a three-week high, as the dollar climbed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled the U.S. central bank may be on course to raise interest rates later this year. Spot gold fell as much as 1 percent to...

  • Play corporate bonds for the short term: Goldman Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:27 PM ET

    While corporate bonds may not look terribly attractive amid rising rate expectations, Goldman tips a good performance – but only in the short term.

  • HONG KONG— Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent to...

  • Here's the big FX trade for this week   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Here's the big FX trade for this week

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, explains why lower dollar-yen is the big trade in the week ahead.

  • SINGAPORE, March 30- Gold slipped for a second straight session on Monday, pulling further from a three-week high, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank may be on course to raise interest rates later this year. *Spot gold was off 0.2 percent at $1,196.98 an ounce by 0036 GMT, after rising for a second week in a row last week.

  • SYDNEY, March 30- The dollar started trade on Monday pretty much where it closed in New York after the head of the U.S. central bank assured investors that the path back to' normal' interest rates will only occur at a gradual pace. The dollar fetched 119.24 yen versus 119.11 late in New York on Friday. "Yellen went to great length to detail why rate hikes would not be...

  • March non-farm payrolls seen up 244,000. BRUSSELS, March 29- The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike. Fed Chair Janet Yellen made it clear on Friday that the U.S. central bank is likely to start...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, March 27- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but emphasized the return to normal interest rates will be gradual. The Fed has held short-term borrowing costs near zero since December...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves next week as they await monthly U.S. jobs data and any news that could change expectations for the first interest rate hike in almost a decade. The Labor Department report is due on Friday, when the stock market will be closed for Good Friday, leaving investors unable to trade on the data...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Treasury yields fell and held near session lows on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave mildly hawkish comments on a potential interest rate increase this year and as investors bought bonds ahead of month-end rebalancing. "Month-end is on Tuesday and there's a fairly large index extension," said Daniel Mulholland, head of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, March 27- An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, although a downturn in core inflation or wage growth could force it to hold off, the central bank's chief said on Friday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that after the first rate increase a further, gradual tightening...

  • Yellen sounds hawkish tone on first rate hike Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:04 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen.

    Yellen said the return to a normal Fed funds rate was 'likely to be gradual.'

  • The Week That Was: Tasty merger Heinz, KRaft   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    The Week That Was: Tasty merger Heinz, KRaft

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories including oil prices and the merger between Heinz and Kraft Foods.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. Yellen said in a speech in San Francisco that the time to start raising the rate could occur "sometime this year," though she said the time hasn't yet arrived. Yellen said Japan's...