Nervous investors are sticking their money in mattresses, bonds, gold, and other 'safe' investments. Swiss francs might be the next emblem of safety.
Stock market results are looking up in Europe Tuesday, despite bad news about the global economic recovery.
Rupee has joined the ranks of the dollar, the pound, the euro and the yen with its own currency symbol.
A jump in the value of Chinese currency, the yuan, would make products manufactured in China more expensive, but could also help US manufacturers remain competitive abroad.
South Korean stocks continued to fall Tuesday on reports that North Korea was preparing for military action and had accused the South's Navy of trespassing.