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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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

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    The dollar reversed gains against the euro on Wednesday as traders concluded that the Federal Reserve's statement after its policy meeting left the door open for further interest rates cuts.

  • Japan Industrial Output Slides, Job Outlook Is Weak Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 9:44 PM ET
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    Japan's industrial production fell far more than expected in March, pushing up Japanese bond prices and stoking worries that U.S. economic woes are hitting Japanese companies.

  • Dollar Hits Highest vs. Euro in Month on Rate Outlook Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
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    The dollar rose to its highest against the euro in nearly a month Tuesday as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve will soon signal the end of its easing campaign, with weak European data denting interest rate sentiment in the region.

  • Dollar Rally Pauses as Fed Rate Decision Looms Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 12:15 PM ET
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    The dollar's rally stalled on Monday as investors bought euros to square up positions ahead of a key policy meeting by the U.S. central bank later this week.

  • For this Green Week ending, April 25, 2008 the US Markets ended the week slightly to the upside driven by a comeback in the dollar, a streak of records for crude oil, better than expected jobless claims,  26-year low consumer sentiment, surprise earnings, and a 10 point victory for Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.