Dollar jumps to 2-month high against euro - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Dollar jumps to 2-month high against euro

Posted:
NEW YORK (AP) -

Signs that the U.S. job market is slowly improving helped pushed the dollar higher against most other major currencies. The euro fell to a two-month low against the dollar after the European Central Bank left its key interest rate unchanged.

The euro fell to $1.2742 in afternoon trading from $1.2767 late Wednesday. The euro fell as low as $1.2716 earlier, its lowest level against the dollar since Sept. 9.

The Labor Department says the number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to 355,000. Officials warned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.

The British pound fell to $1.5978 from 1.5987.

The dollar rose to 0.9463 Swiss franc from 0.9449 Swiss franc.

The dollar fell to 79.63 Japanese yen from 79.90 yen.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.