The Fed chairman tells Congress that recent improvements in the US economy may lessen the need for further monetary easing.
Prices settle higher ahead of the European Central Bank’s $630 billion refinancing operation.
Prices settle slightly lower as pending home sales data beat expectations.
Investors turn to stocks as consumer sentiment hits its highest level since last February and new-home sales data beat expectations.
Prices climb as the metal gets cheaper to buy in other currencies.
Prices soar as Greece secures a second bailout and as China lowers its reserve requirements for banks.
Prices slip slightly as investors await a second aid deal.
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Fed keeps important 'considerable time' language in reference to short-term interest rates, but dissents and dots leave doubts.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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