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Gold Prices Slip Below $1,660

Gold prices slipped below $1,660 an ounce in Europe on Thursday, extending their retreat from two-week highs into a third session, as the dollar recovered from a near one-month low and crude oil prices turned lower.

Asian Markets Dip On U.S., China Growth Worries

Asian shares eased for a second day in a row Thursday, as investors limited their risk exposures on concerns about growth prospects in the world's two largest economies, the United States and China.

Stocks Slip, Yields Edge Up: Daily Markets Wrap

Window dressing, the practice of stock fund managers buying up top performers as the quarter ends to boost the appearance of success, failed Tuesday to lift the major indexes into positive territory.

Activists Protest At South Korea Nuclear Summit

As heads of state gathered for talks, demonstrators chanted: No nukes Asia, no nukes Korea, No nukes [America], no nukes anywhere! Many cited the disaster at power plants hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan as proof of nuclear power's inherent risks.

US Stocks Edge Up On Hopes For Fed Action

Wall Street's gains came after positive remarks on the U.S. labor market by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and upbeat economic data from Germany that offset a soft reading on the U.S. housing market.

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Weak US Home Sales Add To Recent Downbeat Data: Daily Markets Wrap

A surprisingly weak U.S. new-home sales report Friday exposed the vulnerability of the nation's economic recovery and renewed hopes -- or fears, depending on one's views -- that the Federal Reserve will expand its balance sheet for a third time by purchasing more bonds.
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UK Gas Prices Reach Record High

Figures from industry analysts Experian Catalist showed drivers were paying an average £1.42 a liter, as fears over Iranian supplies have seen the price of crude oil soar more than 12 percent since January.
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