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Banks increase lending for third straight week

Total bank lending rose by $4.6 billion to $12.1 trillion in the week ending May 31, the Federal Reserve said Friday.

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Fed might hike interest rates again in June instead of a ‘skip,’ some economists think

Financial markets think the Fed is going to skip an interst rate hike at its June meeting and focus its attention on July, but some economists think the central bank will hike rates next week anyway.

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U.S. consumer-credit growth accelerates in April to fastest pace in five months

Total consumer credit rose $23 billion in April, up slightly from an already firm $22.8 billion gain in the prior month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

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Turkish lira sinks to fresh low after report state lenders stop defending currency

The Turkish lira sank to new lows against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, as concerns mounted over challenges facing the country's new finance minister, and after a report that state lenders have stopped selling dollars to d...

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Watch the U.S. dollar. Will Fed follow suit after Australia’s surprise rate hike?

Sometimes a pause is just a pause.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
EURUSD Euro $1.0750 -0.0035 -0.32%
USDJPY Japanese Yen ¥139.38 0.46 0.33%
GBPUSD British Pound $1.2574 0.0014 0.11%
AUDUSD Australian Dollar $0.6741 0.0026 0.39%
DXY U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) 103.55 0.21 0.20%
BUXX WSJ Dollar Index 97.22 0.10 0.10%

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April U.S. factory orders rise for fourth gain in five months

Orders for manufactured goods rose 0.4% in April, the Commerce Department said Monday.

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Debt-ceiling worries fade. Can the U.S. dollar keep its rebound alive?

As U.S. debt ceiling worries appear to calm down, traders are now shifting their focus back to the Federal Reserve to gauge the dollar's next move. 

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MarketWatch interview: Fed’s Harker says skipping June rate hike is returning to normalcy

"I think we get back to where we used to be, which was making a change every other meeting," Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said in an interview Wednesday.

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Fed’s Harker wants to ‘skip’ a rate hike in June

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said Wednesday that he thinks the Fed should skip an interest rate increase at the June meeting.

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Asian markets mostly higher after Biden, McCarthy reach deal to avoid U.S. default

Asian shares were mostly higher early Monday after President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached a final agreement on a deal to raise the U.S. national debt ceiling.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
BTCUSD Bitcoin USD $25,710 -736 -2.78%
ETHEUR Ethereum EUR €1,626.21 -82.17 -4.81%
LTCUSD Litecoin USD $77.06 -12.14 -13.61%
XRPUSD XRP USD $0.4933 -0.0452 -8.39%
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash USD $100.62 -9.74 -8.83%
XMRUSD Monero USD $136.08 -6.72 -4.71%