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  • Asian Currencies Weaken on Inflation, Growth Concerns Friday, 23 May 2008 | 12:51 AM ET

    Most Asian currencies fell moderately on Friday, surrendering part of their gains from the previous session as investors fretted about the strength of inflation and prospects for slower economic growth.

  • Dollar Rises, Boosted by Oil's Pullback, Jobs Data Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    The dollar rose Thursday, boosted by better-then-expected jobless claims data, but support remained fragile as record high oil prices stoked worries about the health of the U.S. economy.

  • Dollar Drops vs. Euro, Yen as Growth Outlook Cut Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a one-month low against the euro Wednesday and touched a one-week trough versus the yen after the Federal Reserve lowered its growth estimates for 2008.

  • Dollar Dips as Rate Outlook Lifts Euro Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    The dollar fell Tuesday as U.S. inflation data added to concerns about the economy's strength and raised doubt about whether the Federal Reserve will be able to hike interest rates this year.

  • Dollar Rises as Markets Shift Focus to Inflation Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    The dollar rose on Monday, rebounding from a 2-1/2 week low against the euro as equities rallied and an economic forecasting gauge showed the U.S. economy, while weak, has so far managed to avoid recession.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Dollar Battered by Lowly US Consumer Sentiment Friday, 16 May 2008 | 4:00 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar extended losses against the euro and gave up gains versus the yen Friday, hurt by a report showing that U.S. consumer confidence tumbled to its lowest in 28 years in May.

  • Dollar Falls on Data from US and Europe Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    The dollar fell in Europe Thursday as new data showed a drop in U.S. industrial production and unexpectedly strong first-quarter economic growth in Germany.

  • Dollar Rebounds Versus Euro as Stocks Rise Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    The dollar rebounded against the euro Wednesday as U.S. stocks extended gains and shrugged off a report showing tame reading on U.S. consumer prices in April.

  • Dollar Rises vs. Euro, Yen on Strong Retail Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rallied broadly Tuesday after a report on April retail sales beat forecasts and supported views that the Federal Reserve will probably stop cutting interest rates next month.

  • Dollar Gains Vs. Yen as Investors Snap Up Stocks Monday, 12 May 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    The dollar rose versus the Japanese yen and Swiss franc Monday as investors snapped up riskier assets such as stocks, encouraged by a dip in oil prices and unexpectedly strong earnings from HSBC.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Dollar Falls Vs. Euro on Comments from ECB Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The U.S. dollar pulled back from a two-month high against the euro after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged and its president's comments focused more on inflation than some had expected.

  • Dollar Broadly Firmer, Weak Data Drives Euro Lower Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar gained broadly on Wednesday, supported by hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official that helped cement views that the U.S. central bank's cycle of aggressive interest rate cuts may be nearing an end.

  • Dollar Slips on Fannie Results; Risk Appetite Drops Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:19 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar extended declines against the euro and a basket of six major currencies for a second day Tuesday after earnings results from Fannie Mae came in weaker than expected.

  • Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar slipped Monday against the euro but edged up against the British pound ahead of European Central Bank and Bank of England meetings later this week.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Dollar at 2-Month High Vs. Yen, Cheered by Data Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to two-month peaks against the yen and a basket of currencies on Friday after a government report showed the U.S. economy shed just 20,000 jobs in April, fewer than economists had expected.

  • Dollar at 5-Week High vs. Euro; Fed Pause Seen Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar rose to fresh five-week highs against the euro Thursday after a survey showed a key U.S. manufacturing index for April came in slightly better than expected.

  • Bored With Stocks? More Investors Bet on Currencies Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The currency trade has become increasingly popular as stock markets continue to move sideways and safe-haven government-backed bonds offer low yields.