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CNNMoney: S&P 500 tops 1,400 for the first time since 2008updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:24:00

Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 topping the 1,400 mark for the first time in nearly four years, as investors considered a batch of better-than-expected economic news.

Japan posts first trade deficit since 1980updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 03:25:00

Japan has posted an annual trade deficit for the first time since 1980 after a year of struggling to adjust to a strong yen, a eurozone crisis and the impact of natural disasters.

CNNMoney: Stocks end stellar month with a fallupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:34:00

U.S. stocks sold off sharply Monday, as investors continued to scrutinize the eurozone debt deal, but it was an impressive month for the market.

CNNMoney: Europe crisis fallout: MF Global goes bankruptupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 14:46:00

Another Monday, another bankruptcy in the financial industry.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to open lowerupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 08:39:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Monday, as investors react to Japan's intervention in global currency markets and remain cautious ahead of a week chock-full of economic events.

Japan intervenes to weaken yenupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 04:30:00

The Japanese government stepped in Monday to weaken the yen, after it climbed to a post-World War II high against the dollar.

CNNMoney: Stocks soar 3% on Europe dealupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 16:40:00

Europe finally has a deal, and investors are pleased ... for now.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to pop on Europe debt dealupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 08:39:00

U.S. stocks were set to rally at the open Thursday, after European Union leaders agreed to expand Europe's bailout fund and take major losses on Greek bonds -- the latest step in an ongoing effort to curb the region's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Japan unveils plan to reel in yen's riseupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 10:19:00

The Japanese government announced a plan aimed at weakening its currency, without directly intervening.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for a flat openupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 08:48:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Wednesday, as investors digested a better-than-expected report on durable good orders and await Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.

CNNMoney: Yen slumps 2% on Japan interventionupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 13:10:00

The yen sank more than 2% against the dollar Thursday -- its biggest drop in almost a year -- after the the Japanese government stepped in to curb the currency's recent rise for the third time in a year.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors on edge over economyupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:05:00

U.S. stocks were headed a retreat Thursday, after the latest reading on jobless claims showed a large number of Americans remain unemployed.

Cutting down the yenupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 07:20:00

The Japanese government is taking steps to devalue yen. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japan's government moves to intervene in the yenupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 07:20:00

For the third time in a year, Japan's government has intervened in the yen, its unit of currency, according to Japan's finance minister.

Hitachi considers halting TV production in Japanupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 05:53:00

Japan-based Hitachi is known by global customers for making TVs. But on Wednesday, the company said it is considering ending its television production operations in Japan.

CNNMoney: Dollar: The 'last-resort' safe havenupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:51:00

The dollar has regained some ground this week, as the U.S. debt battle draws to a close, but don't expect the strength to last.

CNNMoney: Stocks: A 'schizophrenic' dayupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 16:57:00

Stocks took a wild ride Monday.

CNNMoney: Safe havens? Gold, the yen and peanut butterupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 14:51:00

It's getting harder by the minute to find so-called safe havens in this turbulent market.

CNNMoney: Dow, S&P slide for sixth weekupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 16:58:00

Stocks retreated broadly on Friday, with the Dow ending below 12,000 for the first time in three months and the Nasdaq erasing all of its gains for the year.

CNNMoney: Stocks stumble on economic jittersupdated: Wed May 04 2011 16:30:00

Stocks ended in the red Wednesday, as disappointing reports on jobs and the services sector weighed on investors.

Fortune: Detroit's opportunity of a lifetimeupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 11:50:00

The retreat by the Detroit Three in the face of smaller, smarter, fitter cars by Toyota, Honda, and company is a 50-year phenomenon. In that time, Japanese automakers have bucked trade restrictions, an overvalued currency, and "Buy America" sentiments to capture more than one-third of the U.S. car market.

CNNMoney: Stocks fall for week as Japan weighs on marketsupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 16:46:00

U.S. stocks rose for a second day in a row on Friday, as news of a cease-fire in Libya eased traders' concerns about developments in the Middle East. However, the ongoing turmoil in Japan led U.S. stocks to fall for the week.

CNNMoney: Investing in Japan: Record $956 million flows inupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 15:34:00

Investors plowed a record amount of cash into funds that invest in Japanese equities this week, taking full advantage of a sharp drop in the Nikkei following the disaster in Japan.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to continue reboundupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:54:00

It's shaping up to be another 'up' day on Wall Street, with U.S. stock futures solidly higher ahead of Friday's opening bell.

CNNMoney: Japan stocks jump on G-7 pledge to interveneupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 04:22:00

Stocks in disaster-stricken Japan capped a turbulent week with solid gains Friday after finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations announced a coordinated intervention in the currency market to prevent the yen from rising further.

CNNMoney: Yen stabilizes after hitting record highupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 16:49:00

The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen Thursday ahead of a conference call of G-7 finance ministers that might be the first step toward intervention by Japanese authorities in currency markets.

Japanese yen hits record highupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 03:37:00

On top of the natural disaster is the strong yen, which hit record levels. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

Japan's in crisis: Why is the yen strong?updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 03:33:00

A spiraling crisis caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear drama has turned into a financial crisis for the world's third largest economy.

CNNMoney: Dollar hits all-time low against yenupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 18:12:00

The dollar hit an all-time low against a strengthening Japanese yen on Wednesday, as global uncertainty and the prospect of more cash flowing into Japan pushed its currency higher.

CNNMoney: Stocks at fresh highs in 'bull vs. bear battle'updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 16:56:00

U.S. stocks managed to tick higher Thursday, pushing the Dow and S&P to their highest levels since the summer of 2008.

CNNMoney: Dollar doldrums continue, despite weak yenupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:15:00

The dollar gained some traction against the Japanese yen Thursday, but it's still in the dumps against the world's other major currencies.

CNNMoney: Stocks wilt in muted trading dayupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 16:11:00

U.S. stocks ended Thursday's trading session slightly in the red, as trading volume remains light during the last week of the year.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for a flat openupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 09:02:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Thursday, as investors digest a report on unemployment claims that showed a rosier picture than anticipated. Investors are still awaiting economic reports on manufacturing and the housing market.

Impact of the G-20 meetingupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 21:41:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks to ING's Pranay Gupta about the impact of the G-20 meeting on global investors.

IMF head on currency disputesupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 22:31:00

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF managing director, talks to CNN's Maggie Lake about the economic crisis.

The currency battleupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 23:57:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to David Bloom of HSBC on the rising economic tensions surrounding currencies.

CNNMoney: Bank of Japan cuts benchmark rateupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 07:58:00

The Bank of Japan lowered its key interest rate Tuesday to virtually 0%, citing concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for weak openupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 09:18:00

Stocks were poised to fall at Monday's open, as investors await reports expected to show slowing in both the manufacturing sector and the housing market.

CNNMoney: Stocks post best September in 71 yearsupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 14:19:00

U.S. stocks fizzled Thursday, but that didn't stop the market from logging its best September in decades.

CNNMoney: Dollar firms as Europe swoonsupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 10:40:00

The dollar could find some support in the weeks ahead as concerns about troubled European economies reemerge and investors look for clues about the Federal Reserve's next move.

Japan PM holds onto powerupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 23:37:00

Japan's prime minister successfully fights to retain leadership, as the public's patience for politicking runs thin.

CNNMoney: Stocks stuck in a rutupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 19:07:00

On paper, investors have plenty of reasons to get off the sidelines. The jobs landscape has been improving, manufacturing has expanded for 13 straight months, and other economic reports have been pointing to steady growth.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for weak openupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 08:48:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Thursday, as investors digested FedEx's latest results and weekly data on first-time filers for jobless benefits.

Slowing down the yenupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 23:40:00

Japan's government is trying to slow down the rise of the yen. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

CNNMoney: Stocks end higher on dollar movesupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 16:30:00

Stocks surged in the last half hour of trading to close higher Wednesday, tracking the U.S. dollar's strength after Japan moved to rein in the surging yen.

CNNMoney: Japan tries to rein in rising yenupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 10:34:00

The Japanese government has decided to intervene in the currency markets in an effort to rein in its skyrocketing yen. In a somewhat rare move, Japan's Ministry of Finance announced that it would sell yen and buy U.S. dollars.

CNNMoney: Stocks gear up for lower morningupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 09:20:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a lower open Wednesday, after the release of economic reports on trade and manufacturing, and Japan's decision to push down the yen's exchange rate.

CNNMoney: Stocks end mixed after choppy dayupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 17:03:00

Stocks managed to pare some losses Tuesday on better-than-expected retail sales data, but indexes ended mixed as investors stepped back from a recent runup.

CNNMoney: Dollar slides to 15-year low against yenupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 11:24:00

The dollar sank to a fresh 15-year low against the yen Tuesday, after Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who has been reluctant to intervene in the market to curb the Japanese currency's rise, fended off a leadership challenge.

CNNMoney: Stock futures lift, but still flat, on retail salesupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 08:51:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a tentative open Tuesday, as traders pulled out of their slump on better-than-expected retail sales data before the opening bell.

CNNMoney: Dollar remains 'stuck' on uncertain outlookupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 16:53:00

The dollar drifted lower against the euro this week, but held its own against the Japanese yen, as investors remain wary about the outlook for the global economy.

CNNMoney: Stocks end higher after Obama speechupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 16:25:00

Stocks ended Wednesday higher as investors shifted their focus from worries about European banks to President Obama's $350 billion jobs recovery plan.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to bounce backupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 08:16:00

Stocks were poised to rebound Wednesday, as investors awaited an economic recovery proposal from President Obama and braced for the first batch of data this week.

CNNMoney: Nikkei sinks to 16-month lowupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 07:02:00

World markets slumped Tuesday, with the Nikkei ending at a 16-month low, as the yen remained strong despite efforts by the Bank of Japan to keep a lid on the Japanese currency's rise.

CNNMoney: Bank of Japan's additional loan program "too little"updated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:00:00

The Bank of Japan announced steps at an emergency meeting Monday to curb the yen's strength and lift the country's struggling economy -- but the move was not enough to satisfy investors.

CNNMoney: Stocks lose big on home sales shockupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:11:00

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday after a report showing showing a worse-than-expected plunge in existing home sales reignited fears about an economic slowdown.

CNNMoney: 10-year yield at 19-month lowupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:00:00

Treasury yields continued to fall Tuesday, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year note holding near a 19-month low, as a spate of dour economic news has driven investors into safer assets, like government-backed debt.

CNNMoney: Yen soars to 15-year high against dollarupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 08:23:00

The Japanese yen surged to a fresh 15-year high against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, after the Japanese government failed to say it would take steps to curb the currency's strength amid growing concerns about the pace of the recovery.

CNNMoney: Dollar hits 15-year low against yenupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 16:20:00

The dollar fell to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen Wednesday, as investors flocked to safe-haven trades after weak economic data was released by China and the Federal Reserve posted a bearish outlook.

CNNMoney: Dollar gains as factory, service reports disappointupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 16:44:00

The dollar turned higher against major currencies Thursday after reports on factory orders and the services sector fell short of economist expectations and investors opted once again for the safe-haven appeal of the U.S. currency.

CNNMoney: Dollar rises against yen and euroupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 18:14:00

The dollar gained against the yen and euro Wednesday following the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

CNNMoney: Higher open seen for stocksupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 08:45:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a positive start Friday after preliminary government figures showed the nation's economy continued to grow for the third straight quarter.

CNNMoney: Dollar slips vs. euro on Greek aid planupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 17:14:00

The dollar fell versus the euro Monday after the European Union announced additional steps to aid Greece, but the decline was tempered ahead of corporate financial results.

CNNMoney: Dollar dips amid high hopesupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 16:03:00

The dollar was mostly down against major currencies on Thursday as investors absorbed jobs and manufacturing data.

CNNMoney: Dollar dips after jobs reportupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 15:05:00

The dollar dipped against major currencies on Wednesday after a disappointing report on private-sector payrolls.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed after rate decisionsupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 15:43:00

The dollar slipped versus the yen and the pound but rose against the euro Wednesday after the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve each left interest rates unchanged near zero.

CNNMoney: Dollar gains versus euroupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 16:27:00

The dollar gained against the euro and the pound, but fell versus the yen on Monday as equities ended mixed and investors continued to worry about finding a concrete solution for Greece's mounting debt.

CNNMoney: Dollar hurt by weak consumer dataupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 16:46:00

The dollar fell Friday against most major currencies except the yen as investors digested conflicting reports on retail sales and consumer confidence.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed after jobs, trade dataupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 17:01:00

The dollar slipped against the euro and the pound Thursday but rose against the yen as investors digested mixed U.S. economic news.

CNNMoney: Dollar seesawsupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 16:51:00

The dollar was mixed against major currencies Wednesday, rising against the yen and pound but giving up gains versus the euro.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed in quiet tradingupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 17:01:00

The dollar recovered losses versus the euro and rose against the pound, but fell versus the yen in quiet trading Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for opening dropupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 08:06:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a lower start Tuesday as investors expressed uncertainty about the outlook for markets on the anniversary of the bear-market low.

CNNMoney: Dollar soars on yen after jobs dataupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:10:00

The dollar rose sharply against the yen Friday following a better than expected employment report from the government, but it slipped against other major currencies.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed on downbeat consumer confidenceupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 13:01:00

The dollar gained against the euro and pound but sank against the yen, on renewed worries after a report showed U.S. consumer confidence fell sharply in February after three straight months of improvement.

CNNMoney: Stock rebound in the worksupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 06:57:00

U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday, as investors eyed buying opportunities after the previous session's selloff, although worries about debt problems in Greece remained in focus.

CNNMoney: Dollar gains on global jittersupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 16:37:00

The dollar rose against most major currencies Thursday, but remained weak against the yen, as concerns about the global economic recovery -- particularly in some European nations -- boosted demand for safe investments.

CNNMoney: Dollar strengthens after Fed statementupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:55:00

The dollar extended its gains against the euro and rose against the yen Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve announced plans to hold interest rates steady as it said economic conditions continued to pick up.

CNNMoney: Dollar up vs. euro and poundupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:48:00

The dollar rose against other major currencies Tuesday, except the yen, as global economic jitters boosted demand for safe-haven currencies even as U.S. stocks rebounded.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed as investors pauseupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 08:14:00

The dollar fell against the Japanese yen Friday, but continued to strengthen versus the euro, as investors shied away from risk amid ongoing concerns about the global economy.

CNNMoney: Dollar hits 4-month high against yenupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 18:33:00

The dollar gained versus major currencies and briefly surged to a four-month high against the yen Thursday after Japan's finance minister said he wants to see a weaker yen.

CNNMoney: Dollar starts new year in declineupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 17:04:00

The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Monday after a report showed that manufacturing jumped in December, increasing the appeal of higher risk investments.

CNNMoney: Wall Street readies for a strong rallyupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 08:47:00

Investors are bracing for a strong open when U.S. stocks open for trading Friday following the government's much better-than-expected monthly jobs report.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for higher openupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 08:58:00

Stocks were poised to open higher Thursday as investors weighed a reading on the U.S. labor market, as well news that Bank of America would return federal bailout funds and a joint venture between General Electric and Comcast.

Bank of Japan loans target deflationupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 10:25:00

The Bank of Japan will allocate 10 trillion yen ($115 billion) into short-term, low-interest loans to stem deflation and bring down the value of the yen, the bank announced on Tuesday.

Japan tackles deflationupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 10:25:00

The Bank of Japan sets aside about $115 billion dollars to inject liquidity into the economy. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to pop higherupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 07:23:00

Stocks were poised to open higher Tuesday as global markets rebounded, gold neared the $1,200-an-ounce mark and amid talk of a GE-Comcast deal for NBC-Universal.

Dubai default fears spook investorsupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 00:21:00

Global stock markets endured heavy selling on Thursday as investors were spooked by the spectre of a default by Dubai and after a febrile foreign exchange market saw the yen surge to a 14-year high against the dollar.

Dubai debt shocks investorsupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 00:21:00

CNN's Charles Hodson and John Defterios discuss the implications of Dubai World's debt dilemma.

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