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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Gold advanced for a third session running on Friday and was on track to end a four-week losing streak, supported by a softer dollar and hopes that the U.S. central bank will not rush to raise interest rates. *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,210.60 an ounce by 0042 GMT, having touched a one-week high of $1,220 on Thursday. It regained some lost ground...

  • Top forecaster says jobs data point to rate hike Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    A U.S. military veteran listens as a Human Resources Manager with Lowes explains the jobs available during the Veterans Career and Resource Fair on February 6, 2015 in Miami.

    The steady drop in the U.S. unemployment rate will lead the Fed to raise rates to ward off inflation, a forecaster said.

  • Greenspan: Effective demand weak as Depression-era Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Effective demand is extraordinarily weak, probably tantamount to the later stages of the Great Depression, Alan Greenspan said.

  • Fed rate hike will be sooner than you think: Pro  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    Cole Smead, managing director at Smead Capital Management, explains why the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

  • CPI in biggest drop since 2008; core inflation rises. NEW YORK, Feb 26- Global equities dipped on Thursday as investor enthusiasm was dampened by a pullback in oil prices related to rising inventories, while the dollar rose as economic data drove expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. The MSCI All-Country World equity index was down 0.2...

  • Fed's Mester: June still viable option for hike Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Loretta Mester

    Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester explains why she still thinks June should be a viable option to raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar rose to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The greenback also received support from San Francisco President John Williams...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.80 percent Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week yet remained near historically low levels.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Low-yielding bond markets could abruptly "wake up" and reprice for tighter U.S. monetary policy, posing problems for the Federal Reserve as it approaches an interest rate hike, a top Fed official said on Thursday. Louis Fed President James Bullard said in an interview with Reuters that the longer the U.S. central bank keeps rates near zero amid such...

  • Sterling scales 7-year high against struggling euro Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 26- Sterling rose to a seven-year high against the euro on Thursday, as interest rate expectations moved further in favour of British assets just days before the European Central Bank embarks on a huge asset-buying spree. The pound had earlier drawn support from steady economic growth in Britain, although a drop in business investment made some...

  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for Jan. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. Well this piece of data was fine, it was roughly as expected, and so now I can be slightly less defensive, "' said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • FOREX-Dollar jumps on U.S. data, Bullard; euro falls Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar climbed to a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data on U.S. inflation and business orders revived confidence in the world's biggest economy and supported bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the middle of the year. The dollar's jump followed back-to-back days of losses stemming from...

  • Seasonal data distorted: Harvard economist  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest seasonal data distortions, with D. Quinn Mills, Harvard economist. The seasonal patterns that are built into our data are outdated, he says.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage rose to 3.80 percent from 3.76 percent last week. In testimony before Congress this week, Fed Chair Janet...

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Gold pared gains on Thursday after stronger-than-expected U.S. data lifted the dollar and impetus from Chinese buying petered out, but it remained higher after the Federal Reserve indicated this week that it was in no rush to raise interest rates. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,207.90 an ounce at 1503 GMT. "We've had good buying of physical gold...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. consumer prices in January posted their biggest drop since 2008 as gasoline prices continued to tumble and underlying inflation rose modestly, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates. "It will be some time before the Fed gets the necessary confirmation that inflation will move back to...

  • Santelli: Treasury rates rise  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • Fed's Bullard: Stop whining about the dollar Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve St. Louis

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard tells CNBC the word "patient" should come out of the next Fed policy statement to give options for raising rates this summer.

  • Rapid fire with St. Louis Fed Prez James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, answers quick questions given by the "Squawk Box" crew, including his favorite Fed leader, a spelling test, and alternate career choice.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. consumer prices in January posted their biggest drop since 2008 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could give a cautious Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low a bit longer. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index fell 0.7 percent last month, the largest decline since December 2008, after slipping 0.3...