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# dollar - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Foreign tourists are being put off US travel - but is it down to Trump?
# Travel Ban
# Travel Ban

Foreign tourists are being put off US travel - but is it down to Trump?

Mar 12th 2017, 7:45 AM 18,181 Views 20 Comments

The tourism industry felt a jolt after Trump’s first travel ban was put in place.

# dollar - Saturday 19 March, 2016

How the world's currencies got their names
# A Weighty Issue
# A Weighty Issue

How the world's currencies got their names

Mar 19th 2016, 10:30 AM 22,595 Views 36 Comments

The Euro is pretty obvious, but other currency names have more interesting origins.

# dollar - Monday 22 February, 2016

Man receives six-month sentence for armed robbery of one dollar
# Crime Don't Pay
# Crime Don't Pay

Man receives six-month sentence for armed robbery of one dollar

Feb 22nd 2016, 10:43 AM 11,876 Views 18 Comments

John Bruce Chafin had held a man at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, which contained just $1.

# dollar - Monday 23 November, 2015

The poor euro is getting pummelled again
# Low Note
# Low Note

The poor euro is getting pummelled again

Nov 23rd 2015, 12:25 PM 34,844 Views 53 Comments

Things were looking OK there for a while.

# dollar - Monday 9 March, 2015

What is the least money you should get for an hour's work?
# National Minimum Wage
# National Minimum Wage

What is the least money you should get for an hour's work?

Mar 9th 2015, 12:17 PM 24,700 Views 106 Comments

The Low Pay Commission has began asking for submissions on changing the national minimum wage.

# dollar - Friday 23 January, 2015

The money in your pocket is at its lowest value for ten years
# In Decline
# In Decline

The money in your pocket is at its lowest value for ten years

Jan 23rd 2015, 1:33 PM 21,619 Views 79 Comments

How low can it go?

# dollar - Thursday 22 January, 2015

It's not the best time to order stuff from America...
# Quantitative Healing
# Quantitative Healing

It's not the best time to order stuff from America...

Jan 22nd 2015, 7:09 PM 30,211 Views 23 Comments

Something big happened today…

# dollar - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Oil is cheaper today than it has been for nearly 6 years
# Cheap Fuel
# Cheap Fuel

Oil is cheaper today than it has been for nearly 6 years

Jan 6th 2015, 2:54 PM 13,625 Views 71 Comments

The price of a barrel of oil is now below $50 by some benchmarks.

# dollar - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Weak dollar, strong competition make impact on McDonald's profit
# Not Lovin' It
# Not Lovin' It

Weak dollar, strong competition make impact on McDonald's profit

Oct 20th 2012, 3:38 PM 5,956 Views 26 Comments

McDonald’s says that while its sales have held up, its overall operating income is beginning to take a hit.

# dollar - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar
# Currency
# Currency

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar

Oct 9th 2012, 10:36 AM 11,442 Views 31 Comments

Warring Greek creditors and higher Spanish yields might both play a part in this large drop.

# dollar - Monday 16 April, 2012

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,751 Views 9 Comments

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# dollar - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar
# Euro
# Euro

Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar

Dec 14th 2011, 8:27 AM 2,005 Views 14 Comments

Investor concerns about the stability of the eurozone have yet to be allayed by EU moves to strengthen the currency’s support system…

# dollar - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

World banks move to bolster global economy
# Banks
# Banks

World banks move to bolster global economy

Nov 30th 2011, 3:19 PM 3,434 Views 39 Comments

The ECB, US Federal Reserve and central banks in Japan, Swizterland, Canada and Britain are backing a move to make it easier for banks to access dollars if they need to.

# dollar - Friday 23 September, 2011

Stock markets tread water after dire day of heavy losses
# Markets
# Markets

Stock markets tread water after dire day of heavy losses

Sep 23rd 2011, 9:39 AM 245 Views 9 Comments

European stock markets had recorded sharp gains when they opened, but have since lost them and are broadly flat.

# dollar - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears
# Markets
# Markets

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears

Aug 18th 2011, 6:32 PM 167 Views 3 Comments

US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.

# dollar - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

US debt relief is short lived as dollar and stock markets slide
# Debt Ceiling
# Debt Ceiling

US debt relief is short lived as dollar and stock markets slide

Aug 3rd 2011, 2:11 PM 456 Views 5 Comments

The world’s stock markets are all down, as the joy over the US deal to avert a default quickly peters out.

# dollar - Monday 16 May, 2011

Euro hits six-week low against dollar following Strauss-Kahn arrest
# Euro
# Euro

Euro hits six-week low against dollar following Strauss-Kahn arrest

May 16th 2011, 10:25 AM 671 Views 0 Comments

The single currency fell briefly before trading up by mid-morning on the London Stock Exchange.

# dollar - Monday 25 April, 2011

Gold and silver touch all-time highs as currencies slip
# Commodities
# Commodities

Gold and silver touch all-time highs as currencies slip

Apr 25th 2011, 1:38 PM 920 Views 0 Comments

The old reliable precious metals reach record high values, driven by concerns that the US debt could reach its legal limit.

# dollar - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged for 20th month
# Federal Reserve
# Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged for 20th month

Sep 22nd 2010, 8:28 AM 103 Views 0 Comments

The rate stays at between 0 and 0.25% – where it’s been since December 2008 – and will stay there for an “extended period”.

# dollar - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

The dollar is sick
# Dollar
# Dollar

The dollar is sick

Sep 15th 2010, 12:45 PM 138 Views 0 Comments

The dollar weakens as everything else goes up.

# dollar - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

US keeps making coins people won't use
# Dollar
# Dollar

US keeps making coins people won't use

Aug 10th 2010, 12:57 PM 174 Views 0 Comments

Some people just don’t like change.