Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 2, 2012 Myanmar's foreign minister announced that historic elections in the country have gone smoothly, including apparent victories by pro-Democracy candidates. Also this morning, Myanmar's central bank floated the country's currency for the first time.
Feb 15, 2012 In his new book, "The End of Money," David Wolman explains why he advocates for the elimination of cash.
Feb 13, 2012 In his new budget released today, President Obama said he wants Congress to let the Treasury Department use cheaper materials to mint our coins.
Feb 7, 2012 Many fear that China's RMB is going to overtake the U.S. dollar as the world's most important currency. But some say the U.S. should encourage China to progress with the RMB internationalization.
Dec 27, 2011 After signing similar deals with China and Korea, this third move shows that Japan might be on its way back to prominence.
Dec 26, 2011 An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Dec 26, 2011 China and Japan announce plans to allow businesses to swap currency without dealing in U.S. dollars
Dec 14, 2011 The U.S. dollar hits an 11 month high against the euro as questions remain about the ability to solve the debt crisis in Europe.
Dec 14, 2011 The euro has fallen to its weakest point against the dollar in almost a year. This helps American travelers to Europe -- but only if they can afford a vacation.