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  • 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.

  • U.S. job growth slows in June, labor force shrinks Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, according to a government report on Thursday that could tamper expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. With 432,000 people dropping out of the labor force, the...

  • LONDON, July 2- Gold fell to a 3-1/ 2 month low on Thursday, extending losses into a third straight session on a strong dollar ahead of U.S. jobs data that could support expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon. Spot gold slid to $1,159.60 an ounce, its lowest since March 18, and was trading 0.7 percent down at $1,161.06 by 1155 GMT.

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flashpoint for Greece. LONDON, July 2- The Swedish crown sank 1 percent on Thursday after the central bank in Stockholm surprised markets by cutting interest rates and saying it would pump more money into the economy, citing risks from Greece. Sweden's Riksbank said that uncertainty abroad had increased and it was difficult to...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Sweden's central bank has cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.35 percent saying "events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty." In a statement, the bank says the consequences of the situation in Greece for the eurozone as a whole and for Sweden "are difficult to judge.

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. LONDON, July 2- The Swedish crown sank 1 percent on Thursday after Sweden's central bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates deeper into negative territory and saying it would pump more money into the economy, citing risks from Greece. Sweden's Riksbank said that uncertainty abroad had increased...

  • *Gold heads lower for third session. SINGAPORE, July 2- Gold fell to a four-week low on Thursday, extending losses into a third straight session due to a strong dollar and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with the market eyeing U.S. economic data due later in the day for further trading cues. "Gold's appeal as a safe-haven asset, clearly, has not really shone...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm...

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. SYDNEY, July 2- The yen dipped in Asian trade on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates and briefly steal the spotlight from the Greece's debt crisis. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged Greeks to reject...

  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast to rise 230,000 in June. WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. We are making a lot of progress in reducing slack and unless the labor...

  • *Gold heads lower for third session. SINGAPORE, July 2- Gold extended losses into a third session on Thursday, languishing close to its lowest in nearly four weeks due to a strong dollar and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with all eyes on U.S. economic data due later in the day. "Gold's appeal as a safe-haven asset, clearly, has not really shone through in the...

  • Barclays tips 250,000 US jobs in June Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Barclays tips 250,000 US jobs in June

    Mitul Kotecha, head of FX strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, explains his above-consensus forecast for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due Thursday.

  • This is holding the Fed back from a rate hike Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:19 PM ET
    This is holding the Fed back from a rate hike

    JJ Kinahan, managing director at TD Ameritrade, says the Fed is waiting for stronger consumer spending before it starts tightening monetary policy.

  • Behind the rise in US auto sales Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Behind the rise in US auto sales

    Improvements in the U.S. vehicle sales reflect a "delayed response" to cheaper oil, says Michael Kurtz, global head of equity strategy at Nomura. He later outlines his expectations for a Fed rate hike.

  • *Sunday's referendum shaping up as flash point for Greece. SYDNEY, July 2- The dollar stayed bid early in Asia on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates sooner rather than later. The euro slipped to $1.1044, continuing to retreat from Monday's high of $1.1279.

  • Within EMs, this expert likes Southeast Asia Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Within EMs, this expert likes Southeast Asia

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, explains why emerging markets in Southeast Asia look attractive.

  • Pressure mounting for Fed to raise rates: Pro Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Pressure mounting for Fed to raise rates: Pro

    Rene Nourse, principal & managing director of Urban Wealth Management, says an acceleration in wage growth will put more pressure on the Fed to look at a September rate hike.

  • When will Fed hike interest rates? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    When will Fed hike interest rates?

    Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, discusses whether international factors such as the Greek debt crisis will impact the timing of a rate rise by the Federal Reserve.

  • July 1- U.S. private employers ramped up their hiring in June, as a report by a payrolls processor on Wednesday showed businesses adding the greatest number of workers in six months, a further sign of labor market improvement that may allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. "The U.S. job machine remains in high gear," Mark Zandi, chief...

  • Santelli: 30-year nears high Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Santelli: 30-year nears high

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