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  • 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...

  • Fed arm's length from politics: James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, shares his thoughts on Fed structure and independence.

  • Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-N.J.), explains why he thinks the Federal Reserve is guided by partisan politics and needs to provide more transparency.

  • James Bullard on dollar dilemma  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, weighs in on whether a raise in interest rates would likely impact a strong U.S. dollar.

  • What the Fed is watching: James Bullard  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, discuss data points the Fed is watching, including labor participation, inflation measures, oil prices, consumer consumption, and regulations.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, discuss whether Janet Yellen is too politically biased towards the Democrats, Fed monetary policy and when he'd like to see interest rates hiked.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday after comments from the Federal Reserve pushed back expectations for the first U.S. rate hike in nearly a decade, and as Chinese buyers snapped up metal on their return from the Lunar New Year break. Fed chair Janet Yellen indicated in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday and the House of...

  • Fed: The talk of inflation  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    Will the Fed still raise rates, with today's CPI number inflation expected to decline? Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, and Kathy Bostjancic, director of U.S. macro investor services at Oxford Economics, weigh in.

  • FOREX-Aussie up, kiwi down in becalmed FX markets Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    *New Zealand shows surprise trade surplus. LONDON, Feb 26- The Australian and New Zealand dollars were the main movers among major currencies on Thursday, pushed in opposite directions by contrasting signals on the health of two struggling economies. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen have done little to move on the debate over when U.S. interest rates will rise,...

  • German consumers most confident since dot-com boom Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 AM ET

    BERLIN— Consumer confidence in Germany has hit its highest level in 13 years, leading an increase across Europe, as low energy costs and interest rates helped offset any concerns about the crises in Ukraine and Greece. The region's economic outlook has brightened also thanks to a weaker euro, which helps exporters, and the European Central Bank's decision to...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Gold rose for a second session on Thursday as recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pushed back expectations for the first U.S. rate hike in nearly a decade to later in the year. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,211.11 an ounce at 0654 GMT after hitting a session high of $1,213.20. Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee on...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 26- China's currency remained weak on Thursday as investors anticipated that deflationary pressures and a slowing economy will make authorities cut interest rates again in coming months, which would erode key support for the renminbi. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1379 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Feb 26- The dollar nursed modest losses on Thursday, having eased for a second straight session after recent remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve prompted markets to push back the timing of an expected U.S. interest rate hike. The euro edged up to $1.1364, up from this week's trough of $1.1288, but remained stuck in a $1.12- $1.15 range held since...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Gold rose for a second session and held above $1,200 an ounce on Thursday as comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen led investors to believe U.S. interest rates would start to rise later than expected this year. Bullion was up 0.3 percent at $1,208.50 an ounce at 0302 GMT. She told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that while the...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Gold held above $1,200 an ounce on Thursday as recent comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen prompted some investors to push back the likely timing of a hike in U.S. interest rates. *Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,205.60 an ounce by 0027 GMT. *Gold rose as much as 1 percent on Wednesday after Yellen indicated flexibility in raising U.S....

  • WASHINGTON— Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans. On some topics, Yellen shed light. Yellen noted the economy's consistent improvement since she last testified to Congress in...

  • FOREX-Fed disappoints dollar bulls, Aussie turns to data Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 26- The dollar nursed modest losses early on Thursday, having eased for a second straight session after recent remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve prompted markets to push back the timing of an eventual U.S. interest rate hike. The euro edged up to $1.1362, up from this week's trough of $1.1288, but remained stuck in a $1.12- $1.15 range held since...

  • Philippines: No longer the 'sick man of Asia'?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, likes the real estate and infrastructure sectors of the Philippines due to strong domestic consumption and political longevity.

  • How this bond fund beats the Street Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    This bond fund manager credits the team's long and short approach to global markets for its success.

  • Nasdaq near 5,000: Should you worry about a bubble?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Asset Management Group, explains why markets won't see a return of 2000's dot-com bubble burst as the tech-heavy Nasdaq nears levels not seen in 15 years.