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  • Message matters: Trump won, Yellen didn't - Kudlow Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | 5:48 AM ET
    Donald Trump announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower in New York City.

    A lesson in the two biggest news events of the past week.

  • Was that really the bottom? We'll see this week Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 6:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After a rip-roaring week, Wall Street should be in better spirits when it gets back to work Tuesday.

  • January retail sales number suggests U.S. economic strength. NEW YORK, Feb 12- The dollar rose on Friday after data showed U.S. consumer spending appeared to have regained its mojo in January, supporting the possibility the Federal Reserve will continue to raise interest rates as other central banks ease policy. On Friday, the dollar rose 0.75 percent to 113.26...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- A recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said this week it was still too soon for the central bank to change its view that rate hikes are needed, a position supported by a still-robust pace...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- While recently tighter U.S. financial conditions will factor into the Federal Reserve's upcoming policy decisions, it is "extraordinarily premature" to even talk about using negative interest rates to stimulate the economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. "To me, that's not something that should be part of the conversation right now," New York Fed...

  • London, Feb 12- Copper gained on Friday along with oil and shares after upbeat U.S. data offered hope of a rebound in economic growth, but metals investors were on edge ahead of the reopening of Chinese markets next week. Federal Reserve raising interest rates despite signs of an economic slowdown in the United States. However, Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- The dollar rose on Friday after data showed U.S. consumer spending appeared to have regained its mojo in January, supporting the possibility of the Federal Reserve continuing to raise interest rates this year. Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent last month, according to a...

  • A Fed negative-rate move would hurt Wall St banks Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 11:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, Feb. 11, 2016.

    If the Fed cuts rates, and goes negative, it will have a direct impact on top consumer banks' balance sheets.

  • Feb 12- Now markets have delivered their verdict on inflation- it's not picking up any time soon- economic data due next week will show whether price pressures are rising meaningfully or falling back in some of the world's major economies. Sweden's Riksbank also slashed its repo rate to -0.50 percent on Thursday, partly as insurance against expectations that...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after data showed U.S. consumer spending appeared to have regained its mojo in January, backing the possibility of the Federal Reserve continuing to raise interest rates this year. "The print is suggestive of the idea that Janet Yellen is right and most of the is right in not being overly...

  • Feb 12- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday in tandem with higher oil prices and a rebound in beaten-down bank stocks, after a punishing, widespread rout this week due to concerns about the health of the global economy. Prices of Brent crude, which has been in a tailspin for more than a year, were up nearly 5 percent on Friday after the United Arab Emirates'...

  • 'Arrogant' Fed—stop swimming upstream: Mark Grant Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "America is pretending like we're this island," when all other major central banks are easing, market watcher Mark Grant tells CNBC.

  • *Oil prices, which have dictated the market's direction this year, were up nearly 5 percent after the United Arab Emirates' energy minister said OPEC was willing to talk about cutting production. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress this week that she was studying ways to "be prepared" should the rout in world stock markets, the stress in the financial...

  • *Traders wait for China to reopen with nervousness. London, Feb 12- The price of copper rose on Friday along with oil and European shares on expectations of dovish comments from a senior U.S. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up 0.7 percent at $4,478 a tonne at 1117 GMT but is on track for its biggest weekly drop in a month.

  • Markets pricing in greater chance of recession: Pro Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 5:09 AM ET
    Markets pricing in greater chance of recession: Pro

    Alex Dryden, JPMorgan, weigh in on the latest Fed action and how to play financials.

  • *Could go to $1,300 if stocks don't stop falling- Standard Bank. SINGAPORE, Feb 12- Gold on Friday clung to sharp overnight gains that pushed the metal to a one-year high, and looked set to post its best week in over four years as stock market turmoil stoked safe-haven demand. Spot gold rose to as high as $1,260.60 an ounce on Thursday, its highest since February last...

  • *Tokyo volume highest since August. *When USD falls 1 yen, it pushes Nikkei down 400 pts- Nomura. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a fresh 16- month low in heavy trade on Friday, and posted the biggest weekly drop since 2008 as investors scrambled to dump risky assets after the dollar dived to a 15- month low against the yen.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. We previously studied them and decided they would not work well, "Yellen told the U.S. Senate Banking...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets. The precious metal has climbed 20 percent so far this year to $1,260.60 an ounce with money...

  • FOREX-Dollar on track for steep weekly losses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 10:50 PM ET

    *Rapid drop vs yen leads to speculation of Japan intervention. TOKYO, Feb 12- The dollar nursed losses on Friday that have put it on course for steep weekly drops against major currencies, with many investors favouring the perceived safe-haven appeal of the yen amid sinking global markets. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso adopted stronger rhetoric, saying...