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  • 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.

  • Dow Gains but Ends in Bear Territory Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Stocks enjoyed an upbeat session after a not-horrible jobs report but both the Dow and Nasdaq ended the holiday-shortened week in bear-market territory.

  • Oil Prices Settle at Record High Above $145 Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    Oil futures closed trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange at a record above $145 a barrel, setting their third all-time high in as many consecutive days.

  • Dollar Rallies On Jobs Stability, ECB Move Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    The dollar rallied on Thursday after U.S. payroll data suggested the job market was not as dire as many investors had feared while the European Central Bank president struck a less aggressive tone on prospects for rate hikes.

  • Stocks Back Up in Wobbly Session Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as the market breathed a collective sigh of relief that the June job loss wasn't worse than expected.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $15 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Stocks Slide After Service-Sector Report Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as the market breathed a collective sigh of relief that the June job loss wasn't worse than expected.

  • European Central Bank Boosts Rates Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    Euro-zone rates rose to 4.25% as the central bank fights inflation, but ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet's message was slightly dovish.

  • ECB's Rate Hike Likely to Bring Boos Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 6:49 AM ET

    A petition to halt interest rate hikes in the euro zone notwithstanding, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will in all likelihood boost interest rates when the policy makers meet Thursday.

  • Dollar Falls after Soft US Private Jobs Report Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the euro Wednesday after a report showed the U.S. private sector shed more jobs than expected in June, which may diminish the likelihood of a rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

  • Paulson: Oil, Falling Home Prices to Prolong Slowdown Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:55 AM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday that high oil prices, further home price declines and capital markets turmoil will prolong the American economy's slowdown.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Nearly 1.2 billion shares and $16 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Poll: Who Would You Like to Run Your Central Bank? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    The world's biggest central banks are pulling in opposite directions and it seems their efforts are only contributing to one thing: a weaker dollar.  Vote for your preferred central banker.

  • Which Is Better -- Strong or Weak US Dollar? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 1:01 AM ET

    Oil and the U.S. dollar -- they're the talk of the town of late. The declining value of the dollar has often been cited as a major factor behind surging oil prices, which topped $143 a barrel Tuesday.