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

U.S. dollar strengthens against the euro

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.
Posted In: euro, dollar, currency

Euro weakens, but just part of the economic picture

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.
Posted In: euro, Dollar exchange rate, currency

The next global crisis: Currency wars

Nov 18, 2011
Author Jim Rickards discusses how currency wars affect everyday Americans and why intentionally lowering the value of currencies doesn't work.
Posted In: currency, Global Currency War

Be wary of high yields abroad

Nov 17, 2011
I have some money that I would like to place in a certificate of deposit to improve my return. Most of the U.S. banks I've looked at are offering 1.00% or less. However, some international banks -- most notably, Indian banks -- are offering around 9.00%. Is there a reason not to invest my money in an overseas institution when the payback looks so much better? Mark, Portland, OR
Posted In: CDs, currency, FDIC

That's a Whole Lot of Renminbi!

Mar 23, 2011
If you happened to keep an eye on the currency markets, you may have noticed that it's been a banner week for China's renminbi. The Chinese...
Posted In: China, currency, david brancaccio, dumping dollar, economy 4.0, renminbi, yuan

MIDDAY UPDATE: Chinese delegation, Walmart, Target and Arby's

Jan 20, 2011
China announced a 10.3 percent GDP growth in December today. That's three times faster than GDP growth in the U.S., leading economists to believe...
Posted In: Arby's, Chicago, China, currency, GDP, Hu Jintao, mid-day update, Target, Walmart

From the Road: Euro Angst

Jan 12, 2011
Is Europe on the verge of throwing out it its single currency? You hear whispers of that, in the face of strains on the continent's monetary uni...
Posted In: currency, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, euro, Germany, picture this

The U.S., China and the yuan

Sep 29, 2010
For years now, the U.S. has been pushing China to let its currency float. Back in 2007, when I was in graduate school working for Voice of America...
Posted In: China, currency, U.S.