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

As politics shift in Myanmar, so do economics

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.
Posted In: Myanmar, currency

The problem with cash

Feb 15, 2012
In his new book, "The End of Money," David Wolman explains why he advocates for the elimination of cash.
Posted In: currency, cash, dollar

Saving money on making money

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.
Posted In: federal budget, penny, currency

Economists: RMB internationalization good for U.S., global economy

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.
Posted In: China, currency

Japan to agree on currency deal with India

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.
Posted In: Japan, asia, currency

China, Japan make currency deal

Dec 26, 2011
China and Japan announce plans to allow businesses to swap currency without dealing in U.S. dollars
Posted In: China, Japan, currency

Podcast: Extreme weather, much ado about mutton, and more shopping madness

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.
Posted In: shopping, weather, currency, soviet union