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# dollar - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

# dollar - Friday 23 January, 2015

# dollar - Thursday 22 January, 2015

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

Something big happened today…

# dollar - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The dollar weakens as everything else goes up.

# dollar - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

THE US GOVERNMENT insists on minting more $1 coins, despite the public’s disinterest in using them, the BBC reports.

The coins, which were introduced in 2007 to commemorate dead US presidents, have failed to take off among spenders are instead stacking up in the Federal Reserve. The US Mint has planned to release four new coins a year until 2015, and two coins in 2016.

Consumers apparently prefer to use the $1 note, which is the most common denomination of US currency.

Coins can outlast notes by decades, and switching to the $1 coin could save the US up to $700m a year in note production costs. The US has no plan in place to officially discontinue either the $1 note or coin.