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Is the dollar no longer king in the international economy?

Aug 10, 2020
Pick a currency, any currency. Chances are, it gained against the U.S. dollar last month.
It won't be easy to knock off the U.S. dollar. When governments save their money, they overwhelmingly save in dollars.
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Markets await Bernanke's next steps for Fed

Jul 17, 2012
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will testify on Capitol Hill today, and the big question is: Will he signal that more monetary stimulus is on the way?

2011 ends with a whimper

Dec 30, 2011
A graph of the stock market in 2011 looks like a contour map of Death Valley glued to the Himalayas. Despite huge swings, the S&P 500 index ended the year remarkably close to where it began.

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.