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  • Dollar Bruised by Fannie, Freddie, Oil Surge Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    The dollar slumped Friday, battered by heightened worries about the U.S. financial sector after a report said the U.S. government is considering taking over mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their situation worsens.

  • Nearly 1.3 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Nearly 1.4 billion shares and over $16 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Oil Prices Settle Above $141 Amid Production Threats Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    Oil prices jumped nearly $6 to above $141 a barrel Thursday amid threats to production in Nigeria and Brazil and as additional missile tests by Iran escalated tensions with the West.

  • Dollar Weakens as Credit Worries Linger Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 12:11 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday, weighed down by renewed credit worries after shares in major mortgage finance sources Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tumbled on capital concerns.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:06 AM ET

    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $16.8 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Dollar Edges Lower as Geopolitical Tensions Mount Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    The dollar fell Wednesday as news that Iran test-fired nine missiles halted oil's steep drop and unsettled Wall Street stocks, with investors concerned about the impact of soaring energy prices on the fragile economy.

  • Oil Ends Up Above $136, Below Session High Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 4:19 PM ET
    Oil Pump

    Oil prices regained ground and headed above $137, but still were below session highs, despite a larger-than-expected draw in crude inventories.

  • South Korea to Ease FX Borrowing in Fresh Flip-Flop Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:29 AM ET

    South Korea plans to allow state firms to borrow more abroad, the latest in a series of policy flip-flops in recent months that analysts say could undermine  already weakening confidence among investors toward the country.

  • Oil Prices Settle Just Above $136 on Firmer Dollar Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Oil tumbled to near $136 on Tuesday as the dollar gained and concern eased over an Atlantic hurricane.

  • Dollar Rebounds as Bernanke Soothes Markets Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    The dollar rebounded broadly on Tuesday, lifted by comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said the central bank is willing to keep its emergency lending facility open beyond the end of the year for big Wall Street firms.

  • Nearly 8.2 million shares and $10 billion traded Thursday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $16.9 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • South Korea Unloads Dollars to Defend Won Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:59 AM ET

    South Korea's foreign exchange authorities followed up on morning dollar sales to lift the won, selling a further $500 million in the afternoon on Tuesday and bringing the day's intervention to as much as $2 billion, traders said.

  • Dollar Falls as U.S. Stocks Extend Declines Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the euro and erased gains versus the yen Monday as U.S. stocks deepened losses on worries about the credit crisis and the health of the financial sector.

  • Oil dropped almost $4 a barrel on profit-taking and signals that Iran will be more flexible in negotiations over its nuclear program.

  • Falling Dollar Makes America Dirt Cheap Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The almighty dollar is mighty no more. It has been declining steadily for six years against other major currencies, undercutting its role as the leading international banking currency. The long slide is fanning inflation at home and playing a major role in the run-up of oil and gasoline prices everywhere.

  • Oil Falls to $144, Within Sight of Record High Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Oil dropped below $145 a barrel on Friday, but was still within sight of record highs reached in the previous session when traders bought into the market ahead of a holiday weekend in the United States.

  • Euro Hits One-Week Low vs. Dollar on Trichet Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The euro hit a one-week lows versus the dollar on Friday, deflated after the European Central Bank signalled it wasn't planning another rate rise and as U.S. jobs data did not deliver a big downside surprise.

  • For the short Independence week ending Friday, July 3, 2008, the U.S. Markets ended the week in bear market territory with the Dow and the NASDAQ off more than 20% from their market peak set in October, 2007.