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  • Jobs data change rate trajectory?     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research senior U.S. economist, and Stuart Freeman, Wells Fargo Advisors chief equity strategist, share their thoughts on today's jobs growth data and if the Fed will remain accommodative.

  • 'Goldilocks' jobs report fuels Fed rate debate Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A Ford worker performs a door install on a new 2014 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Mich.

    The not-too-fast, not-too-slow July employment report helped drive an improvement in stock market sentiment early Friday.

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

  • July Consumer Sentiment Index: 81.8     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Consumer Sentiment Index resulted in 81.8 in July.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

  • PARIS, Aug 1- Shares trimmed losses and the dollar dipped on Friday after the U.S. reported job growth slowed more than expected in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, easing worries that interest rates will rise soon.

  • Monetary policy miscalibrated: Economist     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Discussing if today's employment data will force the Fed's hand to raise rates faster, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist, and Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets chief investment strategist.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected. *On Thursday, Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day decline in months as data sparked worries the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pared losses on Friday, after payrolls data in July fell short of expectations, giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending increased 0.4 percent after rising by an upwardly revised 0.3 percent in May.

  • *Average hourly earnings up 1 cent, workweek steady. WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • *Tesla, GoPro both slip in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday amid investor caution ahead of the July payroll report and its implications for interest rate policy. *The decline in futures suggested that Thursday's dramatic selloff- the biggest for Wall Street in months- was poised to continue.

  • Rates could rise 'early next year': Fed's Fisher Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Richard Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    Dallas Fed President Fisher told CNBC on Friday that in his view the date for interest rate liftoff has been moved forward.

  • WARSAW, Aug 1- Poland's manufacturing sector, burdened by one of Europe's highest interest rates and strong trade links with Russia, shrank for the first time in 13 months in July, while factory activity roared ahead in the Czech Republic and Hungary.

  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday, hit by concern that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from companies such as Sony Corp limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent down at 15,523.11, the lowest close since July 25. Shares in Sony ended 4.68 percent higher.

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korean exports in July grew at their fastest annual clip in seven months, but relatively subdued inflation and weakness in shipments to China kept alive the prospect of an interest rate cut at this month's central bank policy review.

  • TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday morning after U.S. shares languished on concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp limited the losses.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January as economic data sparked concern that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some expect.