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.

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.

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.

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.
Europe needs U.S. dollars. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch tells us why in our latest Whiteboard explainer.
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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.

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Beware the carry trade!

Aug 6, 2010
With interest rates in the U.S. at historic lows, some economists are worried that Americans involved in the carry trade could drive down the value of the dollar. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the carry trade works, and why…
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