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Iran inflation crisis sparks protests and blame

Oct 3, 2012
Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Posted In: Iran, rial, currency, inflation, ahmadinejad

GOP considers studying a return to the gold standard

Aug 27, 2012
Restoring the link between gold and the dollar could send ripples through global financial system.
Posted In: currency, gold

Redefining 'billfold'

Jul 20, 2012
A Los Angeles origami exhibit features an installation made completely out of sheets of uncut U.S. dollar bills.
Posted In: origami, dollar bill, currency, art

A Mexican town tries out its own currency

Jun 26, 2012
The town of Espinal in Southwest Mexico uses its own currency, the tumin, as well as the peso. Some say this boosts the local economy.
Posted In: Mexico, currency

Companies draw contingency plans for Greek exit

Jun 12, 2012
While most experts are still calling a return to the drachma for Greece unlikely, private companies are scenario planning just in case.
Posted In: Greece, euro, insurance, currency

Will Greece return to the drachma?

Jun 8, 2012
Greece continues to struggle through a debt and banking crisis and rumors of a 'Grexit' abound. If the country does leave the euro, how will it roll out the drachma, and what are the costs?
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, euro, currency

Timothy Geithner's signature not fit for print

Apr 26, 2012
The Treasury Secretary had to upgrade his autograph to appear on U.S. currency, he revealed in an interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal
Posted In: currency, treasury secretary, signature

Utah officially makes gold and silver legal tender

Apr 20, 2012
The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?
Posted In: gold, silver, currency

Iceland could adopt the Canadian loonie

Apr 16, 2012
Iceland is looking to possibly adopt the Canadian currency. How would that work, and might that affect either country's economies?
Posted In: Iceland, Canada, currency

The future of currency in Canada

Apr 12, 2012
Canada just recently announced plans to phase out the penny, and now it's looking to bring it back -- in digital form.
Posted In: Canada, coins, currency, MintChip

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