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  • Dollar Higher on Strong U.S. Retail Sales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar snapped a three-day decline against the euro and gained on the yen Friday, as solid September retail sales suggested U.S. consumers continue to spend despite a weak housing sector.

  • Euro-Zone Industrial Output Rose in August Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 8:49 AM ET

    Euro-zone industrial production rose much more than expected in August, the European Union's statistics office said, raising hopes of continued strong growth despite a rising euro and the global credit crunch.

  • Euro-Zone Growth Resists Turmoil: ECB Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    Financial market turbulence has so far failed to dent the euro zone economy and inflation dangers remain, European Central Bank policymakers said on Friday.

  • Dollar Steadies vs. Yen, Euro Before Data Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:50 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar steadied against the euro on Friday as investors awaited US economic data that may shed more light on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to cut interest rates.

  • Look Who's Worried About the Dollar Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Citizen Bill Clinton just came back from Europe and he says, "It was expensive over there."I asked the former president if he were he still in the White House, would he be concerned about the weakening dollar, and he said he certainly would. "At this level, it's alright, but if it keeps falling it could become precarious," he said.

  • Euro Zone First-Quarter Growth Better than Expected Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 6:40 AM ET

    Euro zone growth turned out better than expected in the first quarter, making the second-quarter slowdown more pronounced, revised data showed on Thursday.

  • Dollar Falls on Fed Rate Cut Expectations Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell Wednesday on speculation that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates again this year, to prevent a weak housing sector from damaging the broader economy.

  • Singapore Dollar Jumps Monetary Policy Tightening Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 12:48 AM ET

    The Singapore dollar hit a 10-year high versus the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after the central bank surprised markets by tightening monetary policy slightly, and other Asian currencies firmed as share prices rose.

  • Dollar Rally Fades as Investors Take Profits Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 2:12 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the euro on Tuesday, after earlier hitting a two-week high, as traders stepped in to buy back the common currency at cheaper levels.

  • Euro Zone Takes Currency Grief to China Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Irked by the relentless ascent of their currency, euro zone finance ministers have decided to target China's yuan as the chief culprit in a quest for fair play on global exchange rates and trade.

  • Stocks Edge Up, Anticipating Fed Meet Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

    A sprinkling of deal news, sinking oil prices and a firmer dollar are in the background as stocks edge higher Tuesday. The big news for markets though will come in the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes, set for release at 2 p.m. ET. The minutes of the September 18 meeting and the August 16 call will be released. Traders are watching for hints of what made the Fed take the aggressive step to slash the Fed funds rate by a half point, greater than the 1/4 point widely expected.

  • Fed & Earnings Lead on Tuesday Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Fed and the start of earnings season are two big focuses for stocks Tuesday, after Monday's dullish session. The Fed releases minutes of its September 18 meeting and its August 16 call at 2p ET. This time last week, traders would have been digging into those minutes to find any confirmation of their view that rates will be cut again at the Fed's October 31 meeting.

  • Dollar Climbs as Investors Reassess Risk Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:44 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar gained in quiet trade Monday against most major currencies as investors reassessed risk and bet that Friday's sell-off on a U.S. payrolls report was overdone.

  • The Australian dollar settled around 90 U.S. cents on Monday, after scaling a fresh 23-year peak as investors piled back into riskier assets like higher-yielding currencies and stocks.

  • Dollar Falls After Brief Jobs Data Euphoria Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 4:07 PM ET

    The dollar weakened Friday, after dealers decided a relatively solid U.S. employment report was not enough to move the U.S. economy off a slowing path and keep the Federal Reserve from possibly cutting interest rates.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Euro on Glum U.S. Factory Data Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The euro headed higher against the U.S. dollar Thursday, after orders to U.S. factories fell by their biggest amount in seven months and the European Central Bank agreed to keep interest rates steady at 4 percent.

  • Credit Solution 'Hopes' Boosting Stocks Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a slightly positive tone as investors increasingly believe the credit crunch is being worked out. Tomorrow's jobs report for September remains a top focus. The U.S. dollar is barely changed against most currencies but slightly weaker against the euro and British pound after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left rates unchanged this morning, as expected.

  • Cramer, Others Say Time To Bail On Europe Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:20 PM ET

    The weakening U.S. dollar's mirror image is the strengthening euro and that has some people concerned about European stocks and the dollar derived earnings of European companies. One of those people would be CNBC's Jim Cramer..

  • Dollar Rises as Investors Position for Jobs Report Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 3:00 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rose to a 1-month high against the yen on Wednesday, after a report on the U.S. services sector in September reflected growth in employment, boding well for Friday's non-farm payrolls data.

  • Stocks "Waffle" Under Jobs Pressure Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 8:54 AM ET

    Stocks are waffling and a lot of the talk is focused on Friday's employment report. Traders are also watching this morning's 10 a.m. release of the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index.