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The dollar pulled back Tuesday after record-breaking run of gains took the U.S. currency to its highest in two years versus a basket of major rivals. The dollar index, which was higher for a ten weeks in a row, paused on Monday and was down sharply today as traders snapped up the slumping euro. Mixed...

EurozonePMI-092314.jpg Eurozone business activity in September expanded at the slowest pace seen so far this year, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to provide more measures to stimulate the region. The composite output index of the purchasing managers' survey fell to a nine-month low of 52.3 in September from 52.5 in August, preliminary data from Markit Economics showed Tuesday.

EEP3-091614_23Sep14.jpg Purchasing managers' index, or PMI, reports from major eurozone countries and final French GDP are some of the important economic data due for release on Tuesday. At 4 am ET, Markit Economics will release the preliminary results of its private sector activity survey for the eurozone. The flash composite...

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector expanded at an accelerated pace in September, the preliminary PMI reading from HSBC and Markit Economics revealed on Tuesday - showing a score of 50.5. That was up from 50.2 in August, and it topped forecasts for an even 50.0. A score above 50 signals expansion in a...

The dollar was steady Monday following its longest weekly winning streak in decades. The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency's performance against a basket of major rivals, was holding near its highest in two years, having risen ten weeks in a row. A furious rally versus yen lost a bit...

existinghomesales-092214.jpg After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.

Draghi-092214.jpg The European Central Bank remains ready to use additional unconventional tools to counter risks to the inflation outlook and to boost the euro area economy, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday. "The Governing Council remains fully determined to counter risks to the medium-term outlook for inflation," Draghi said in Brussels.

Another day of gains took the dollar to its highest in more than a year versus the euro, with traders betting that the Federal Reserve is about to lay the ground work for rate hates sooner than expected. The central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday, but there were hints in the...

leadingindex-091914.jpg While the Conference Board released a report on Friday showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of August, the pace of growth showed a significant slowdown compared to the previous month.

The dollar remained mixed Thursday, surging to a fresh 6-year peak versus the yen but coming under heavy pressure against the sterling. The sterling was the day's strongest currency amid indications that Scottish voters will vote to stay with the United Kingdom. The latest Ipsos MORI survey reveals...

philadelphiafed-091814.jpg Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.

housingstarts-091814.jpg With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.

joblessclaims-091814.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.

ECB-Draghi-091814.jpg Banks took up less-than-expected amount of funds at the European Central Bank's first targeted longer term refinancing operation, damping hopes of the success of the measure that was aimed to boost liquidity to help revive lending to small businesses and households.

UK-Retail-Sales-091814.jpg U.K. retail sales increased in August as sale of high powered vacuum cleaners and furniture, offset the decline in food store demand. Including auto fuel, retail sales volume increased 0.4 percent in August from July, when it remained flat, the Office for National Statistics reported Thursday. The monthly growth rate matched expectations.