Gold futures rose Friday, capping the biggest monthly gain in three years, after US government data showed the economy expanded at a slower pace than forecast in the fourth quarter, reigniting demand for the metal as a haven.A widening trade gap limited expansion for gross domestic product as imports climbed three times faster than exports, Read More

U.S. stock-index futures signaled a lower open on Friday, after the first estimate of how much the U.S. economy grew in the final quarter of 2014 and more fourth-quarter earnings reports.The fourth-quarter GDP estimate The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index is due at 9:45 a.m. Eastern, followed by the final reading of the University of Michigan’s Read More

* Futures down: Dow 174 pts, S&P 19 pts, Nasdaq 14 pts (Updates prices, adds data, comment) By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron shares down 1 Read More

After a strong rally Thursday, U.S. stock futures fell Friday ahead of GDP data that are expected to show a slowdown in Q4 from Q3. At 8:30 a.m., data is expected to show U.S. real gross domestic product rose 3.2% in Q4 compared to 5.0% growth in Q3. The consensus range is between 2.2% Read More

* Futures down: Dow 145 pts, S&P 15 pts, Nasdaq 17 pts NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Dow Futures fell on Friday ahead of data on economic growth, consumer inflation and confidence, with major indexes poised for a second month of declines. * Amazon shares jumped 11 percent in premarket trading the day after Read More

New York (AFP) – Oil prices closed higher Thursday after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below $ 44 a barrel for the first time since March 2009. While the market remained worried about the global glut of crude, the US benchmark futures contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery, Read More

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo today released a white paper that analyzes flaws in the CFTC’s implementation of its swaps trading regulatory framework under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and proposes a more effective alternative better aligned with swaps market dynamics and truer to Read More

(Corrects day of Yahoo announcement to Tuesday, from Wednesday) * Jobless claims at lowest in almost 15 years * Alibaba shares fall after results, Yahoo follows * Futures up: Dow 54 pts, S&P 5 pts, Nasdaq 1 pt By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to climb on Thursday, Read More

U.S. stock-index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday amid earnings from Wall Street’s biggest tech firms, after the Federal Reserve stuck with its to its vow to be “patient” on hiking rates.Stock futures added to their gains after the government reported 265,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits last week, better than the projected 301,000. Read More