Topic: U.S. Dollar

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  • Stocks fall ahead of busy week for markets

    Stocks edged lower Monday in anticipation of a series of big economic reports due out this week. A string of big-name merger deals wasn't enough to push stocks higher.

  • US mortgage rates tick downward again: Good news for home prices?

    US mortgage rates, still historically low, are sustaining progress in the housing market and giving the US economy a needed boost. But when rates rise – or Fed policy shifts – home prices can take a hit.

  • Stocks edge higher, helped by gold miners

    Stocks overcame some disappointing quarterly performances Monday with gold and copper prices boosting mining companies. That helped nudge stocks to another all-time high.

  • US economic growth revised down: Will Fed keep foot on accelerator?

    Investors welcomed news that the US economy grew in the first quarter at an annual pace of only 1.8 percent, well below last month's estimate of 2.4 percent, because it may encourage the Fed to persist longer in its stimulus policy.

  • Gold prices fall as dollar strengthens

    Gold fell 1 percent Monday morning, hurt by a stronger dollar and worries over the US Federal Reserve possibly tapering its stimulus program. The decline follows a 7 percent drop for gold last week. 

  • Stocks in tailspin as China adds to Federal Reserve worries

    Stocks plunged Thursday continuing the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program. A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.

  • Stocks drop on choppy day for Wall Street

    Stocks fell Tuesday on concerns that central banks will pull back from support for the global economy. Stocks began sliding from the opening bell, trailing markets in Asia and Europe.

  • Gold nears three-week low on stimulus tapering

    Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday to a near three-week low after the Bank of Japan opted not to extend its stimulus program, stoking speculation that the era of ultra-loose global monetary policy is coming to an end.

  • Stocks rise on hiring jump

    Stocks jumped Friday on news of steady growth in hiring last month. Expectation of continued economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve also pushed stocks upward. 

  • Opinion At US-China summit, trust is the issue

    President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping face a full agenda, from cybertheft to North Korea, when they meet at a desert estate in California today and tomorrow. But the fundamental issue is lack of trust, which needs building over a vast array of issues.