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  • An intervention to prop up the U.S. dollar is very likely if the greenback's slide continues, as U.S. policymakers' attitude towards a weak currency has shifted dramatically over the past year, a forex strategist tells CNBC Europe.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 11, 2008, the U.S. markets finished in bear market territory with the Dow dipping below 11,000 during intraday for the first time in 2 years.

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    The dollar slumped Friday, battered by heightened worries about the U.S. financial sector after a report said the U.S. government is considering taking over mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their situation worsens.

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    Nearly 1.3 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

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    Nearly 1.4 billion shares and over $16 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

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    The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday, weighed down by renewed credit worries after shares in major mortgage finance sources Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tumbled on capital concerns.

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    Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $16.8 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

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    The dollar fell Wednesday as news that Iran test-fired nine missiles halted oil's steep drop and unsettled Wall Street stocks, with investors concerned about the impact of soaring energy prices on the fragile economy.

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    South Korea plans to allow state firms to borrow more abroad, the latest in a series of policy flip-flops in recent months that analysts say could undermine  already weakening confidence among investors toward the country.

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    The dollar rebounded broadly on Tuesday, lifted by comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said the central bank is willing to keep its emergency lending facility open beyond the end of the year for big Wall Street firms.

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    Nearly 8.2 million shares and $10 billion traded Thursday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

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    Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $16.9 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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