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Gold prices are lower Thursday morning, ahead of U.S. jobless claims data. That's despite a weaker U.S. dollar as traders gear up for two days of news about the nation's jobs market. The U.S. Labor Department will release its jobless claims report for the week ended September 27 at 8:30 am ET. More...

Crude oil prices are down sharply Thursday morning, extending recent losses amid mounting worries about a supply glut despite an unexpected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. A slowdown in China and some disappointing economic data out of the U.S. and Europe have raised prospects of a significant drop...

Oil-051612_01Oct14.jpg U.S. crude oil shed much of the gains to end lower for a second straight session on Wednesday, after the dollar continued to strengthen on some upbeat private jobs data from the U.S., notwithstanding some disappointing U.S. manufacturing data. Oil trended higher for much of the day, with prices rising...

Goldbar-041213_01Oct14.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Wednesday, on some soft economic data from the U.S. with an ISM report showing manufacturing activity to have slowed down more than expected in September, even as investors turned to the precious metal with most global equity markets heading south. The uptick in gold prices...

Gold prices are slightly lower Wednesday morning, ahead of release of U.S. private sector payrolls data. Gold has been losing ground amid renewed speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce a rate hike soon and on lingering concerns about a slowdown in China. The ADP is set to release its...

Crude oil prices are higher Wednesday morning, bouncing back after yesterday's severe setback. Traders are looking ahead to the official weekly crude inventory data and a report on U.S. private sector employment. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will come out with its oil status report for...

Oil-042512_30Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil plummeted 3.6 percent to end at a two-year low Tuesday, on concerns of a supply glut after news reports said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries increased crude production in September, even as Libyan production reached its highest level in over a year. With the sharp...

gold01_05Apr12_30Sep14.jpg Gold futures ended lower on Tuesday, as the dollar strengthened against a select band of major currencies after some mixed economic data out of the U.S., amid renewed speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will start hiking rates soon. Gold shed about 5.7 percent in September. Continued worries over...

Gold prices are drifting lower Tuesday morning amid speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will start hiking rates soon. A stronger dollar and continued worries about an economic slowdown in China are also weighing on bullion prices. The greenback rose to a fresh 2-year high against the euro after...

Crude oil prices are little changed Tuesday morning, ahead of the release of weekly oil reports. The American Petroleum Institute will release its oil report for the week ended September 26th, later in the day, while the U.S. Energy Information Administration will come out with its weekly oil status...

Oil-041812_29Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended sharply higher for a second straight session on Monday, after data from the U.S. showed consumer spending to have risen more than expected in August. Prices also found support over the upcoming temporary refinery closures to prepare for the winter. Prices were also under pressure...

Goldbars2-022513_29Sep14.jpg Gold futures ended higher Monday, on safe haven demand after the dollar trended lower on some mixed economic data from the U.S. with pending home sales pulling back more than expected in August. Investors digested a mixed batch of U.S. economic data including a report showing consumer spending to...

Gold futures inched higher Monday morning ahead of this week's deluge of U.S. economic data. Gold has fallen sharply of late amid an unusually rapid strengthening of the dollar, which extended its 6-year highs against the major rivals this morning. Despite the stronger dollar, gold for December...

Crude oil prices were lower Monday morning as traders geared up for a busy week of U.S. economic data. Markets will be on edge until Friday when the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Employment rose by only 142,000 jobs in August, an alarming figure that raised questions about...

Oildrill-062112_26Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil surged to end higher on Friday, after data from the U.S. showed its economy to have expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter. The rise comes amid concerns over supply disruptions from the Middle East with the U.S. and allies continuing airstrikes against IS militants...