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  • Dollar Climbs on Treasury, Fed Remarks Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 7:02 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar jumped  as top Treasury and Federal Reserve officials voiced concern about its recent slide, raising the chances that officials could step into the foreign exchange market to support the U.S. currency.

  • Nearly 2.0 billion shares and $28 billion traded Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Lehman Downgrades Euro Stocks, Raises US Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 3:43 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers downgraded continental European stocks to "underweight" from "overweight," while raising U.S. equities to "overweight" from "underweight."

  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • Dollar Falls as US Jobless Rate Jumps Higher Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 3:13 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar dropped across the board Friday, after data showed the U.S. economy lost jobs for a fifth straight month and the unemployment rate shot up to its highest in more than 3-1/2 years.

  • Dollar Drops Vs. Euro as Trichet Signals Rate Hike  Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    The euro rebounded from three-week lows against the dollar Thursday after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said euro-zone interest rates could rise as early as next month.

  • Poll: Should Britain Adopt the Euro? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's 10th anniversary may have been marred by high inflation, but the euro's show of strength over the past nine months has been impressive.

  • Dollar Mixed as Downturn Fears Ease Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    The dollar was mixed Wednesday as a report on the U.S. service sector indicated a less severe downturn and retail sales in Europe dipped unexpectedly.

  • Buy Dollars and Profit from the ECB Freeze Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The European Central Bank's inability to raise rates may mean the time for a jump back into the dollar has arrived, as the  full effects of the credit crunch still have to be felt in Europe, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • No Action, Just Hawkish Talk at ECB Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's hawks must be aching to hike rates, but they will likely sit on their hands again and leave rates at 4 percent despite inflation rising to 3.6 percent in May.

  • Dollar Rises on Bernanke's Warning, Factory Growth Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The dollar advanced broadly on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned about the inflationary impact of a weak currency, suggesting the central bank is not likely to cut interest rates further this year.

  • Dollar Vs. Crude: Is Anyone Winning? Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Sure, some analysts are skeptical about the relationship between oil and the dollar. The conventional wisdom, though, is that the weaker dollar has encouraged investors to buy dollar-denominated commodities to hedge inflation and has contributed in some part to rising oil prices.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Yen on S&P Downgrade of Banks Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen and gave up much of its gains versus the euro Monday after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. financial sector firms.

  • Inflation Crashes ECB's 10th Anniversary Party Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Sky-high fuel and food prices crashed the party when finance ministers flocked to Frankfurt to celebrate the inflation-fighting European Central Bank's 10th birthday on Monday, a milestone in Europe's monetary union.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 30, 2008, the markets finished up, with all major indices increasing ~1.3% or higher for the week. Only the Dow declined for the month, shedding 1.42%. The NASDAQ reached its third consecutive monthly gain , up 4.55% for the month. The markets were encouraged by better than expected earnings from retailers and strong results from Dell. U.S. GDP for 1Q also helped lift stocks up, as it rose 0.9% at an annual rate , better than the previous estimate. Crude Oil also retreated to lower levels.

  • Dollar Falls Against Euro After Posting Strong Gains Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    The dollar fell to session lows versus the euro and traded flat against the yen as investors took profits ahead of the weekend after recent strong gains in the U.S. currency, traders said.

  • Will Inflation Force Euro-Zone to Raise Rates? Friday, 30 May 2008 | 6:47 AM ET

    On the verge of the European Central Bank's 10th anniversary, the news on inflation doesn't look good. Against the bank's target of "below but close to" 2 percent, euro-zone prices rose 3.6 percent in May, compared with the year ago, back to a historic high, data showed on Friday.

  • Dollar Gains Broadly as Markets Rally, Oil Falls Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar extended its gains and traded at session highs against the yen and the euro on Thursday, as U.S. stocks added to gains with oil prices pulling back from recent highs.

  • Dollar Rises Broadly After Durable Goods Data Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 12:31 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar rose broadly after a report showed new orders for U.S. durable goods fell by less than expected in April, supporting the view the Federal Reserve may keep interest rates on hold or even raise them by the end of the year.

  • Dollar Gains Broadly on Housing Data, Oil Drop Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    The dollar rose broadly Tuesday after oil prices fell and a report showed an unexpected rise in U.S. new home sales in April, boosting expectations the economic slowdown is not as bad as feared.