Stock prices rise, but dollar falls to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen.
Stock prices expected to fall in the US as well at the start of a key week of economic reports.
Health care hikes, higher taxes and lack of access to liquidity and capital markets are keeping most American business owners on the outside of the recovery looking in.
Wall Street earnings are strong in the second quarter for US business giants Alcoa and CSX, helping the stock markets rise on Tuesday.
Currency charts: China’s yuan strengthened Monday, but the euro faltered. Dow average slipped 8 points.