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Sniffing out what money smells like

Jun 14, 2012
Does money have a unique smell? We explore the scent of fresh (and not so fresh) dollar bills and how some dogs can recognize the smell of greenbacks.
Posted In: smells, dollar, Money

China and Japan cut out the middleman

May 29, 2012
China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.
Posted In: yuan, yen, dollar, China, Japan

The argument for ending the dollar bill

Mar 2, 2012
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa is among the U.S. senators pushing for the end of the dollar bill in the quest to save the government money.
Posted In: dollar, coins, legislation

Dollar coins vs. dollar bills: The debate

Mar 2, 2012
All morning long we've been asking for your opinion on coins vs. bills following our interview with Senator Tom Harkin on the subject.
Posted In: coins, dollar

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

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

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Dec 2, 2011
Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Posted In: EU, Eurozone, dollar, Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, whiteboard

Super committee fails, but U.S. investment still best option

Nov 22, 2011
Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.
Posted In: super committee, downgrade, dollar

Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...
Posted In: Barry Eichengreen, david brancaccio, dollar, economy 4.0, Exorbitant Privilege, Oxford University Press, renminbi, reserve currency, UC Berkeley

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