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    Nearly 1.7 billion shares and $24 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    The dollar rose Thursday, buoyed by a sharp drop in crude oil prices and a decision by the Swiss National Bank to keep interest rates steady despite record-high inflation.

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    The U.S. dollar edged lower Wednesday as investors adjusted their interest rate outlooks for the United States and the euro zoney

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    Nearly 1.8 billion shares and $27 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    The dollar fell against the euro after U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in more than 17 years in May, reducing the chance of an early Federal Reserve interest rate increase.

  • Nearly 1.8 billion shares and $26 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell versus the euro on Monday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as a jump in euro-zone annual inflation to a record high sealed the case for a European Central Bank interest rate hike next month.

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Dollar and Euro

    The dollar jumped against the euro on Friday and notched up its best week against a basket of currencies since 2005 as mounting inflation fears had investors bracing for Federal Reserve interest rate hikes this year.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil.  A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation. 

  • Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded Thursday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    The euro was on track for its worst week versus the dollar in three years Thursday, hurt by tempered expectations of euro zone interest rate hikes even as positive retail data bolstered U.S. rate hike expectations.

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded Tuesday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Dollar Bill

    The dollar fell against the euro and yen Wednesday with investors debating the relative outlook for interest rates in the United States and Europe given the rhetoric of various central bank officials in recent days.

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $24 billion traded Tuesday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rose to a 3-1/2-month high against the yen on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke raised his anti-inflationary language, stoking expectations for U.S. interest rate hikes.

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    Nearly 2.0 billion shares and $26 billion traded Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • 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.

  • 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.