Simply put, a healthy dollar makes it cheaper for U.S. consumers to buy imported goods. It also gives American travelers more bang for their buck when abroad. So if you've been dreaming about a European vacation, now might be an opportune time.
The small but frequent purchases of low-income customers such as Ware add up: Family Dollar Stores,, which operates about 8,200 stores in mainly urban sections of the U.S., is the target of an $9 billion cash takeover offer from rival Dollar General ...
A gauge of the dollar was within 0.1 percent of a seven-month high on bets U.S. economic growth will boost chances the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next year sooner than some traders anticipate.
MUMBAI: Snapping its four-day losing streak, the rupee recovered by seven paise to 60.61 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market today amid sustained overseas capital inflows.
On the dollar side of the equation, the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in 2015, pushing up yields on Treasurys and widening the existing gap between 10-year debt in Germany and Spain, which yield 0.894% and 2.227%, respectively.