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Oil2-041912_29Aug14.jpg U.S. crude oil surged to end higher for a fourth straight session Friday, on demand growth prospects after some upbeat economic data from the U.S. showed consumer sentiment to have improved unexpectedly in August. Oil prices were supported by some strong data from the U.S. with a Thomson Reuters...

Goldbar-041213_29Aug14.jpg Gold futures ended lower on Friday, as the dollar strengthened after some upbeat economic data from the U.S. showed consumer sentiment in August to have improved unexpectedly, although consumer spending in July dipped. Nonetheless, the decline was limited on concerns over the situation in Ukraine...

Gold futures were trading lower Friday morning, with the dollar trending higher on some upbeat economic data from the U.S. with consumer sentiment improving unexpectedly even as the pace of consumer spending slackened. Nonetheless, investor concerns over the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine...

Crude oil prices continued to rebound Friday morning amid concerns about supplies from Russia and parts of the Middle East. U.S. crude was up 27 cents at $94.84 a barrel, helped by this week's data showing the U.S. economy grew 4.2 percent in the second quarter. The U.S. remains the world's biggest...

Oil-042512_28Aug14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended higher for a third straight session Thursday, amid supply concerns and worries over developments in Ukraine, even as crude stockpiles in the U.S. declined more than expected last week. Ukraine has accused Russian forces of seizing a border town in the eastern part of the country....

Goldbars2-022513_28Aug14.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, on its safe haven appeal with investors keeping away from the riskier equity assets, tracking declining U.S. and European markets, even as the situation in Ukraine worsened. U.S. stocks continued to trend lower on escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia,...

Gold futures trended higher Thursday morning, on its safe haven appeal while tracking declining U.S. and European markets, with focus on the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Gold futures for December delivery are up $1.30 or 0.1 percent at $1,286.50 an ounce. On Wednesday, gold futures shed...

Crude oil futures were slightly higher Thursday morning amid renewed concerns about the situation in Ukraine. Ukraine's government has accused Russian forces of seizing a border town in the eastern part of the country. Russia, a top oil producer, already faces sanctions for its role in stirring up...

Oil-041812_27Aug14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended a tad higher on Wednesday, after a weekly official oil report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. to have dropped more than expected last week. Nonetheless, the gains were checked after data indicated ample supplies in the U.S. with...

gold01_05Apr12_27Aug14.jpg Gold futures ended a shade lower on Wednesday, trading in a narrow band for much of the day with little economic cues for direction. Investors also continued to opt for the riskier equity assets after the S&P 500 posted its first-ever finish above the 2,000 mark yesterday. Nonetheless, the losses...

Gold prices are flat Wednesday morning, with the dollar's slight decline and weak European markets helping bullion level off after recent losses. Gold futures for December delivery are up $1.30 or 0.1 percent at $1,286.50 an ounce. On Tuesday, gold futures ended up $6.30 or 0.5 percent at $1,285.20...

Crude oil prices are higher Wednesday morning, extending previous session's gains, ahead of official inventory data. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will release the petroleum status report for the week ended August 22 at 10:30 am ET. According to a report released by the American Petroleum...

Oil-051612_26Aug14.jpg U.S. crude oil snapped a two-day loss to end higher on Tuesday, ahead of the official weekly crude oil report on concerns over the escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine. Some strong data out the U.S. also contributed to crude oil's uptick, although worries of global supply outweighing...

Goldbars022513_26Aug14.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Tuesday, notwithstanding rising global equity markets amid some upbeat durable goods and consumer confidence data from the U.S., even as the dollar trended higher against a select basket of major currencies. In some upbeat economic news, orders for U.S. durable goods surged...

Gold prices are moving up Tuesday morning, amid slightly subdued global equity markets. Geopolitical worries due to the ongoing unrest in Ukraine and Libya are also contributing to the bullion's rise. Besides looking ahead to some crucial economic data out of the U.S., traders are awaiting the...