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Forex – GBP/USD edges higher despite U.K. GDP data

The pound edged higher against the U.S. dollar and the euro on Wednesday, even after data showed that the U.K. economy grew less than initially expected in the third quarter. GBP/USD inched up 0.27% to 1.4861 during European morning trade. Sterling was also higher against the euro, with...
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Dollar edges higher ahead of U.S. durable goods report

The dollar edged higher against its major rivals in pre-holiday trade on Wednesday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. durable goods data due later in the day for further indications on the strength of the economy. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a...
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Dollar remains broadly lower after downbeat U.S. data

Investing The dollar remained broadly lower against the other major currencies on Tuesday, after the release of downbeat U.S. economic reports dampened demand for the greenback. Trading volumes were expected to remain limited ahead of the Christmas Holiday. USD/JPY slid 0.33% to 120.79. The dollar weakened after the...
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7 Ways to Cut Down on Holiday Gift-Giving

As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, we often are filled with a sense of dread: How will we ever find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, the time to finish our shopping and the money to pay for all the stuff we need to buy? Some Americans...
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Boost Your Credit Score With This Great Little Trick

Consumers can easily boost their credit scores by avoiding some of the fallacies surrounding the extremely convoluted manner in which credit scores are tabulated. Each of the three credit bureaus uses its own formula and guards its methods closely, but consumers shouldn’t find themselves in a conundrum when...
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6 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

As any driver knows, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to third-party warranties to premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to invest and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies in the wrong places can...
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9 Times It’s Smart to Be in Debt

It’s never advisable to rush out and take on debt, but there are times when it actually makes sense not to pay off debt. Debt, it turns out, can be a kind of friend, even if it’s just that flaky friend who can’t really be trusted. You see,...
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