The biggest pickup in core consumer inflation in three years adds fuel to speculation that it will move faster to raise rates.
Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.
The Nikkei touched a fresh two-month high this week, a sign that concerns about Japan's economy are fading, analysts say.
Traders blame the rise in Treasury buying on everything, from short covering and China buying to a flight to safety amid world economic jitters.
Sony chief executive said the company would complete a stepped-up restructuring drive and forecast a tripling in operating profit.
Emerging market assets have suffered through a brutal selloff, but now the sentiment tide is taking a sharper turn toward the once-shunned segment.
Eighteen brokerages agreed to end participating in analyst surveys as a result of a N.Y. investigation into the early release of analyst sentiment.
Investors ditched Lenovo shares as speculation of a third acquisition added to concerns about its aggressive dealmaking. The FT reports.
Keeping its rivals guessing helped Samsung build a lead in the smartphone industry, now selling its handsets worldwide. The NYT reports.
The flow of funds out of U.S. equities and bonds and into Europe isn't just about the U.S. government's shutdown; improvements in Europe and structural issues in the U.S. are also at play.
Financial markets are holding out for a deal in Washington to avert a debt default but that patience could fade quickly if a deal is not reached soon.
The ADP private sector payrolls report takes center stage this week as the government shutdown leaves Wall Street with a dearth of economic data.
More than $1 billion has been wiped off earnings estimates for five Wall Street banks on fears of a decline in trading revenues. The FT reports.
Prime Minister Abe got a sign of how his blueprint to revive Japan's economy was working when two of his country's biggest car makers unveiled investments to boost production.
The Fed is expected to take the historic but small step of slowing its easing programs and gradually steer markets toward more normal interest rates.
The Friday jobs report is seen by some traders as make or break for the Fed's decision later this month on whether to taper back its $85 billion monthly bond purchases.
Agriculture prices have gotten crunched this year, but don’t expect your Cap’n Crunch to get any cheaper.
Funds betting on commodity price moves have lost money every month since January, raising doubts about their profitability at a time when the commodity "supercycle" may be over.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports a source says Jefferies is willing to provide $1.6 billion in financing for Icahn's bid for Dell.
Though Sony is best known for consumer electronics and a few say it needs to revive that business, some analysts argue that it would just be throwing good money after bad.