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  • *Asia shares edge up after bounce on Wall St. SYDNEY, July 29- Asian shares attempted a rebound on Wednesday on hopes that Beijing could stem the rout in its markets without damage to the economy, though caution was the watchword ahead of a policy decision from the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.5 percent.

  • *Investors shrug off China's falling stocks. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. and European stock markets climbed 1 percent or more on Tuesday, reversing five days of declines, as investors looked past China's equities sell-off and took buying cues from earnings and mergers news. "The S&P has had five down days in a row and a lot of people are starting to nibble," said Michael...

  • Wall Street's Dow Jones industrial average was up 128.01 points, or 0.73 percent, to 17,568.6 in midday New York trade, the S&P 500 gained 18.45 points, or 0.89 percent, to 2,086.09 and the Nasdaq Composite added 32.60 points, or 0.65 percent, to 5,072.38. RSA Insurance Group jumped 18 percent after Zurich Insurance said it was considering a bid for the British group.

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. China's top securities regulator said on Monday that Beijing would keep buying shares to stabilize the market, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years. Baidu slumped as much as 17.7 percent to $162.72 after China's biggest Internet search company's quarterly profit missed estimates.

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. Baidu slumped as much as 17.7 percent to $162.72 after China's biggest Internet search company's quarterly profit missed estimates. United Parcel Service rose 3.9 percent to $98.85 after the company's quarterly profit rose.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. and European stocks were on track to snap five-day losing streaks on Tuesday, as investors focused on earnings news and mergers and looked past another fall in Chinese equities and sliding oil prices. RSA Insurance Group jumped 11 percent after Zurich Insurance said it was considering a bid for the British group, which has a market...

  • Here's why jobs growth is picking up steam Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    People wait in line for an opportunity to apply for a job during the Miami Worldcenter construction job fair in Miami, Florida.

    As Fed officials consider a rate hike, job growth is shifting from oil into industries like tech, construction and manufacturing.

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. The Nasdaq composite opened higher but turned negative shortly, dragged down by Baidu's 14.6 percent slump after China's biggest Internet search company's quarterly profit missed estimates. Wall Street sank on Monday after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns about...

  • Santelli: Yields on the move Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    Santelli: Yields on the move

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

  • *Baidu slumps after results miss expectations. *Pfizer, Ford rise after results. Wall Street sank on Monday, for the fifth straight day, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns about slowing growth in the country.

  • *Wall Street sank on Monday, for the fifth straight day, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns that cooling growth in the world's No. 2 economy could hurt China's trading partners. *With second-quarter reports well under way, analysts expect overall earnings of S&P 500 companies to dip 0.3 percent, below the 3- percent...

  • Fed meeting: What to expect Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Fed meeting: What to expect

    Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economist at Standard & Poor's, weighs in on what to expect from the Federal Reserve meeting this Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • TULSA, Oklahoma, July 28- The rebound in U.S. jobs, limited in the early part of the recovery to a handful of booming industries such as oil, has broadened across the country as old-line industrial areas such as Michigan and sun belt hubs like Florida pick up the slack. Riding the shale oil and gas boom, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and three other states made an outsized...

  • *European, U.S. stocks shrug off China fall. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up around 0.5 percent too, while S&P futures pointed to similar gains at the open on Wall Street. Earlier, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended the day 0.2 percent higher after falling nearly 1 percent early on, touching its lowest...

  • Why it could be time to buy gold miners: Expert Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    A man advertises for a jewelry store that buys gold in Manhattan in New York City.

    Gold mining stocks have been hit, but one pro thinks there may be a bounce ahead.

  • This is how bad China would have to get to stop Fed Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    China's stock market selloff is unlikely to slow the Fed's path to rate hikes, unless it creates an economic slowdown that slams the global economy.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. "Our economy is in a much better state," Yellen told Congress earlier this month. The economy still faces an array of threats, from subpar U.S. manufacturing and business investment to troubles in Europe and Asia, which have roiled...

  • Wall Street opened lower on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. Share indices in Frankfurt and Paris tumbled more than 2 percent, while London's FTSE 100 was off nearly 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped nearly 1 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of...

  • Santelli: Durable goods not bad, but... Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Santelli: Durable goods not bad, but...

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar, after June durable goods orders rose 3.4 percent.

  • *Gold fell for 5th straight week, longest losing run since 2012. LONDON, July 27- Gold lost ground on Monday, moving closer to last week's 5-1/ 2 year lows below $1,100 per ounce, with expectations for a near-term U.S. interest rate hike seen keeping momentum firmly with the bears. "Gold was doing OK for a while today but that didn't last very long as sentiment is pretty...