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What have recent job numbers affected in the economy?

''U.S. government bonds fell after Friday's jobs report showed wage gains and the economy's first job losses since 2010. The yield on the benchmark 10-year treasury note rose to more...

What is the rationale for higher oil prices?

''U.S. oil opened above $50 per barrel for the first time since late May on Monday, supported by strong fuel demand, but ongoing high supplies from producer club OPEC more...

Are Bonds Signaling a Peak in Stock Market?

''Why does an inverted yield curve signal a major peak for the stock market? Every recession in the United States—and accompanying global economic recession over the past 50 years—was preceded more...

Could banks charge businesses to hold cash?

'Millions of customers face paying charges to deposit cash with Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest if the Bank of England cuts interest rates below zero. The state-backed bank has more...

Can the world economy overcome its $200 Trillion debt burden without mass money-printing?

''Total government debt outstanding worldwide was worrisome in 2008. It has since doubled to $59 trillion, according to Economist Intelligence. But that is just one slice of the global debt more...

Will oil market prices present economic challenges in the new year?

''A steep fall in oil prices and fresh concerns about China sent stocks lower Wednesday, extending the shaky start to the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 333 points, more...

Will China’s slowdown hurt US and European stock markets?

'Oil plummeted 5 per cent on Monday to levels last seen during the financial crisis and a broad index of commodity prices fell to its lowest this century, as a more...

Will we see lower oil prices?

''Oil futures slumped to their lowest close in more than four years Tuesday, as traders grew more doubtful the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will deliver meaningful production cuts more...

Does U.S. support of Japan put America at odds with China?

''China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said more...

Will geopolitical unrest spur the metals markets?

''Gold futures rose to the highest in almost three weeks as escalating tensions between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists boosted haven demand. Ukrainian troops seeking to push back pro-Russian separatists in more...

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