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  • Dollar firm on light trade, Swedish crown jumps Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    The dollar edged higher in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing.

  • C’mon, Congress. Trade deals are a no-brainer Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    A container is loaded at the Port of Baltimore.

    Globalization isn't a choice; it's an inevitability. Congress needs to get on board with these trade deals, this CEO says.

  • Sell in May? Nah. Stay for the summer! Monday, 4 May 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Beach scene

    If you follow that old Wall Street adage "sell in May and go away" this year, you'll be missing out, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Buybacks are strong, and may get stronger yet Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. corporations continue to buy back stock at a near-record pace. Purchases could ramp up after earnings season blackout periods end.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- The dollar edged higher on Monday in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing following a soft patch in the first quarter. The greenback moved in tight ranges against major currencies as trading was thinned by market holidays in Britain and Japan. The dollar should tread water or soften going...

  • LONDON, May 4- The dollar rose for a second day on Monday, building on a modest comeback from a two-week decline on the back of data suggesting that the U.S. economy might be stabilising following a recent soft patch. Just three days before Britons vote in the closest-fought electoral race in recent history, the cost of protection against big swings in sterling's...

  • Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound. Three government newspapers— Baath, Thawra and Tishrin— carry reports Monday about the plan. Syria's central bank started selling tens of millions of dollars over the weekend as part of its plan to inject up to $200 million...

  • *Dollar index adds to modest gains. *Sterling weak as UK general election approaches. LONDON, May 4- The dollar added to tenuous gains on Monday after staging a modest comeback from a two-week decline on Friday, as data suggested that the U.S. economy might be stabilising after a recent soft patch.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, May 4- The Australian dollar slipped on Monday, dented by speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates on Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar held steady in a respite from its recent selloff. The Australian dollar, which is seen as a liquid proxy for China plays due to Australia's large trade exposure to China, fell from around...

  • May 3- The International Monetary Fund is close to declaring China's yuan fairly valued for the first time in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The IMF's reassessment of the yuan is set to be made official in its reports on China's economy due in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reported. "On the exchange rate, last year, 2014, our...

  • May 3- The International Monetary Fund is close to declaring China's yuan fairly valued for first time in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • FOREX-Dollar off lows as sterling feels the heat Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    *China PMI up next as Japan enjoys Golden Week holiday. SYDNEY, May 4- The dollar clung onto tenuous gains early on Monday, having staged a modest rebound late last week as sellers set their sights on sterling after disappointing UK data. A YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Sunday showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party had a...

  • Sterling suffers bout of UK poll nerves Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    Sterling dropped sharply against the dollar as markets brace for a potentially messy outcome to the election, the Financial Times reports.

  • A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. Volumes was thin, with most of Europe shut for the May Day holiday. "The numbers were mixed and while there has been some improvement in the...

  • The five banks are JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup, British banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and Swiss bank UBS. RBS and Barclays this week set aside a further $1.71 billion for investigations and litigation involving foreign exchange. RBS's $510 million brought its total FX provision to $1.1 billion and Barclays' additional $1.2 billion raised its...

  • European markets close & protests in Milan   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    European markets close & protests in Milan

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the United Kingdom general election and debt negotiations in Greece.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The dollar touched a two-week high against the yen on Friday and rose from a two-month low versus a basket of major currencies, supported by signs that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing after a recent soft patch. "I don't think these numbers change the narrative for the dollar and we expect the dollar to trade in a range pretty soon," said John Doyle,...

  • Sell in May and go away? More to it than that Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Here's how the old adage "Sell in May and go away" stacks up over the last 20 May-to-October periods

  • LONDON, May 1- A holiday in most of Europe on Friday thinned trade after a tumultuous week which has seen the dollar collapse in value, bond yields soar and stock markets in Europe and the United States weaken. All major European markets except London, its biggest, were closed on Friday, but the euro was up another 0.3 percent to a two-month high of $1.1270.