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  • Dollar Rises Against Euro After Modest Fed Cut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:48 PM ET

    The dollar rose slightly against the euro but fell against the yen on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, less than what some had expected.

  • Weak Dollar, High Oil Have U.S. Over A Barrel Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:31 AM ET

    The two negative market trends are feeding on each other and creating double trouble for US consumers and the economy.

  • Dollar Slips Ahead of Fed Rate Decision Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    The dollar retreated against most major currencies Monday, reversing some recent strong gains ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut this week.

  • Dollar Climbs vs. Yen on U.S. Jobs Data Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 4:32 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the yen Friday, as a slightly-above-forecast jobs report eased was seen reducing the chance of an aggressive interest rate cut.

  • Dollar Extends Slide vs. Euro on Trichet's Comments Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 2:30 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates on hold but President Jean-Claude Trichet warned of "strong upward pressure" on inflation.

  • ECB Stays on Hold, Bucks Global Easing Trend Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    The European Central Bank kept rates on hold at 4 percent as expected on Thursday, bucking a global trend of monetary easing amid increased turmoil in the financial markets.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 8:04 AM ET

    The Bush Administration's plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure is the big item on the agenda for Thursday. The plan, already drawing criticism, will be announced by the president in the afternoon and is expected to include a five-year freeze on the resetting of some of the low introductory, teaser rates that drew in many of the weakest borrowers.

  • Dollar Gets Lift From Strong U.S. Jobs Report Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a one-month high against a basket of currencies Wednesday after reports showing robust job growth and productivity gains suggested a milder slowdown in the U.S. economy than many had thought.

  • ECB May Get Lonely Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    With major central banks cutting rates right and left, the European Central Bank risks being the only one fighting the monetary-easing trend. But there seems to be no other option for the ECB.

  • Talk of Euro Intervention Intensifies Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    Verbal intervention to try to stop the euro's advance is all that exporters will get for the moment, but if the going gets tough things may change, analysts say.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:53 PM ET

    Selling in the financial sector bit into Tuesday's stock market performance and could do the same Wednesday. After the bell Tuesday, Fannie Mae announced that it was issuing $7 billion in preferred stock and chopping its dividend by 30 percent.

  • Dollar Slips Vs. Yen On Credit Fears Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:52 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The yen rose against the dollar and higher-yielding currencies for a second day, with investors shying away from risky assets amid deepening concerns over the credit turmoil and tightening liquidity.

  • Dollar Declines Vs. Yen as Subprime Worries Persist Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    The yen gained broadly Monday as investors cut exposure to risky carry trades amid expectations of widening financial sector losses tied to the U.S. subprime mortgage market.

  • Dollar Rises on Month-End Corporate Buying Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:46 PM ET

    The dollar surged against a basket of major currencies Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly gain in more than a year on profit-taking in the euro and month-end squaring up of positions by corporates.

  • Inflation Worries Hammer German Retail Sales Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    German retail sales posted their steepest decline in October since a value-added tax increase sent them plunging at the start of the year, in a sign that consumers are increasingly worried about higher energy and food prices.

  • Dollar Gains on Month-End Corporate Buying Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 4:21 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar rallied against most major currencies Thursday, buoyed by demand from U.S. corporations seeking to square their books by the end of the month.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:53 PM ET

    The bad news that was scaring the markets has, for now, become the good news. Remember Monday. Things were dire. The major stock indexes were in a tailspin, sinking to a level 10% from October's highs, technically a correction. But that's all changed, and in part it's because the markets are now convinced the Fed recognizes what ails it.

  • Dollar Gains; Investors Bet Recent Declines Too Far Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 12:43 PM ET

    The dollar rallied to one-week highs against the euro, the yen and the Swiss franc Wednesday with investors betting the U.S. currency's recent slump to multiyear lows had gone too far.

  • China Could be Moving Toward Stronger Yuan: EU Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:37 AM ET
    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

    China could be moving in the direction advocated by Europe of a stronger yuan, European officials said. The ECB and the People's Bank of China would set up a working group at once to examine currency issues.

  • China Blames Dollar for Sharp Yuan Rise vs. Euro Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:29 AM ET

    The euro's rise against the yuan is largely a reflection of a sharp drop in the dollar, and the European Union should look to Washington to resolve the problem, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday.