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  • Yellen: Monetary policy not on preset course Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:31 AM ET
    Yellen: Monetary policy not on preset course

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson, provides an preview of Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track from an otherwise solid course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday in prepared testimony to Congress. In testimony that combined a steady-as-she-goes...

  • Rep. Hensarling: Will Fed let us know their strategy? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:10 AM ET
    Rep. Hensarling: Will Fed let us know their strategy?

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-Texas), discusses what he would like to hear from Fed Chair Janet Yellen when she heads to Capitol Hill later today to testify on the U.S. economy.

  • Next up: Yellen could set the next move for markets Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:48 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to attempt to balance the Fed's stated goal of raising interest rates against the risks of a weaker global economy.

  • Ahead of the Fed Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:31 AM ET
    Ahead of the Fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • Feb 10- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday, with oil prices staging a modest recovery, ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance before Congress. *Wall Street closed lower for the third session in a row on Tuesday, after a sharp fall in crude battered the energy sector.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- The dollar struggled to climb off 3-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday as worries over a global economic slowdown weighed and traders waited for more tips on the likely course of U.S. interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Despite a shock move from the Bank of Japan to adopt negative interest rates two weeks ago, the yen hit a 15- month high...

  • *China markets closed for New Year break; to reopen Monday. LONDON, Feb 10- Copper hit a two-week low on Wednesday on persistent worries over global growth, and as traders awaited testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for clues on the outlook for the dollar. "I expect Yellen to sound a bit more dovish but to keep the door open for rate hikes, which means are...

  • Yellen's tough dilemma Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:40 AM ET
    Yellen's tough dilemma

    Aaron Klein, Bipartisan Policy Center, provides insight to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress on policy and interest rates.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 10- European shares snapped a seven-day losing streak on Wednesday, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank from 30- year lows. "The rebound in Deutsche Bank is helping to reassure some investors who had been concerned about possible contagion in the banking sector," said Francois Savary, chief investment officer...

  • *Gold hit $1,200.60/ oz on Monday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address Congress at 1330 GMT for the first time since hiking interest rates in December and is expected to insist that further rises this year remain on track, albeit at a slower pace. "The gold market will listen carefully to what Janet Yellen has to say it is not factoring in a 100 percent...

  • Yellen must walk fine line: Pro Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:16 AM ET
    Yellen must walk fine line: Pro

    Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, weighs in on Janet Yellen's testimony today before Congress and why the U.S. dollar could get a bounce from her comments.

  • When Yellen plays dove, buy these stocks Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve Board chairwoman, appears before the House Financial Services Committee on February 11, 2014 in Washington.

    Using Kensho, a hedge fund analytics tool, CNBC Pro screened for which securities do well on days when Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks publicly.

  • *Bank shares lead Europe stocks up after Asia falls. LONDON, Feb 10- European stocks rose on Wednesday, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eased and oil prices recovered from Tuesday's steep falls. Investors and traders were looking ahead to Congressional testimony from Federal...

  • FOREX-Dollar struggles as Yellen eyed for direction Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 4:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 10- The dollar languished close to a 3-1/ 2- month low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, as traders waited for U.S. interest rate guidance from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Worries over sliding commodity prices, a slowing China and the health of European banks have also dampened dollar demand in favour of safe-haven assets such...

  • European stock markets have closed higher after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated the central bank would consider slowing the pace of interest rate increases. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to close at 5,672.30 and Germany's DAX rose 1.6 percent to 9,017.29. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the central bank is carefully watching...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes. She did concede, though, that negative rates, which central banks in Japan and Europe have recently imposed, are a tool the Fed has at least studied.

  • What should Janet Yellen do to calm markets? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:47 AM ET
    What should Janet Yellen do to calm markets?

    Patrick Armstrong, CIO of Plurimi Investment Managers, says Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen may hint at fewer interest rate hikes this year.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average closed at its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks and economic growth intensified. After a tumultuous start to the week, markets looked to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony later in the session for fresh cues on the policy outlook, which...

  • Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    Stock benchmarks also fell in Southeast Asia, India and New Zealand. Markets are closed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea for Lunar New Year holidays. Hong Kong and Korea reopen on Thursday and China and Taiwan resume trading on Monday.