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Dollar suffers worst month in a decade

Business / Financial Markets Jul 31, 2020

Dollar suffers worst month in a decade

The euro rose the most in a decade this month, the British pound is headed for its best July since 1990, and for the first time this year, every major currency in the world rose against the greenback. It’s all thanks to the dollar’s 4.6 ...

Dollar suffers worst month in a decade

Business / Financial Markets Jul 31, 2020

Dollar suffers worst month in a decade

The euro rose the most in a decade this month, the British pound is headed for its best July since 1990, and for the first time this year, every major currency in the world rose against the greenback. It’s all thanks to the dollar’s 4.6 ...

Business / Financial Markets Jul 31, 2020

Dollar falls below ¥104.50 in Tokyo

The dollar fell below ¥104.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, sapped by growing concerns over the outlook for the U.S. economy and a fall in Tokyo stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥104.42-46, down from ¥105.07-07 at the same time Thursday. The euro ...

Undead economies are the price of mini-lockdowns

Commentary / World Jul 31, 2020

Undead economies are the price of mini-lockdowns

by Daniel Moss

After pocket lockdowns, get ready for pint-sized recoveries. From Tokyo to Miami, authorities are imposing localized curbs on social and commercial life in an an attempt to constrain resurgent waves of the new coronavirus without locking down completely. Targeted mini-measures were designed to avoid the ...

Shohei Ohtani homers in second straight game

MLB Jul 31, 2020

Shohei Ohtani homers in second straight game

Shohei Ohtani homered for the second consecutive night and recorded his first stolen base of the coronavirus-delayed season in the Los Angeles Angels' 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Ohtani went 1-for-4 and cut the Mariners' lead to three runs with his three-homer ...

Former All Blacks Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden bound for Steelers

Rugby Jul 31, 2020

Former All Blacks Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden bound for Steelers

Former All Blacks Ben Smith and Aaron Cruden will join the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in the Japan Rugby Top League next season, the club announced Friday. Smith, who boasts 84 caps for New Zealand, was a member of two consecutive World Cup sides, winning the ...