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Asian markets mixed after U.S. stimulus bill, profit-taking

Asian shares were mixed Monday, as some indexes were lifted by hopes for a gradual global recovery after the U.S. economic relief package passed the Senate over the weekend. 11:35 p.m. March 7, 2021

Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks acceptance of dogecoin sparks crypto debate: What’s a joke coin?

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban announced on Thursday that dogecoin can be used to pay for tickets and merchandise online for the NBA team that he owns, the Dallas Mavericks, but not everyone is a fan of the move. 4:02 p.m. March 6, 2021

Gold prices end below $1,700 as markets weigh hot February U.S. jobs report

Gold futures end below the key $1,700 mark, with prices posting a third straight weekly loss, as the U.S. dollar index touched its highest level in over three months and U.S. Treasury yields briefly topped 1.6% . 2:03 p.m. March 5, 2021

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Gold prices settle near one-week high as markets keep an eye on second Trump impeachment

Futures for gold on Wednesday finshed solidly higher after a report on U.S. inflation and as investors responded to a House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, for a second time, days before he is set to relinquish power to President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20. February gold prices traded $10.70, or 0.6%, higher to settle at $1,854.90 an ounce, after settling 0.4% lower on Tuesday. The settlement for gold marks its highest level since Jan. 7, FactSet data show. Investors have largely looked past renewed political rancor in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House was expected to vote later Wednesday to impeach Trump for his apparent role in sparking a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House once before for abuse of power and obstruction of justice in December of 2019 but acquited in the Senate.

1:42 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021

Today in Bonds

10-year U.S. Treasury yield hits highest in a year, after 5 straight week gains

U.S. Treasury yields are higher on Friday after the February employment report from the Labor Department showed bigger-than-expected job gains.

4:00 p.m. March 5, 2021

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U.S. economy adds 379,000 jobs in February as hiring speeds up

The U.S. created 379,000 new jobs in February --- the biggest gain in four months --- in what's likely to be a preview of a surge in hiring in the months ahead as most people get vaccinated and the economy fully reopens. The unemployment rate slipped to 6.2% from 6.3%.

9:25 a.m. March 5, 2021
Asian markets retreat as U.S. bond yields continue to rise

That angst has spilled into world markets that have thrived on massive monetary stimulus from the world's central banks.

11:31 p.m. March 4, 2021
Gold settles at 9-month low as Powell’s comments help strengthen the dollar, bond yields

Gold futures decline Thursday, with bullion settling at its lowest in nine months, amid a weekly rise in the U.S. dollar and U.S. Treasury yields holding near their highest levels in a about a year.

2:06 p.m. March 4, 2021

Benchmark Rates

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U.S. vs China: The Battle for Bitcoin Mining Supremacy

Chinese bitcoin miners have long dominated the global processing power that runs the bitcoin network with sophisticated equipment and access to cheap electricity. But now, a group of U.S. miners with deep pockets wants to conquer a greater share of the industry. Photo: Adam Chapman for The Wall Street Journal video content

Key Cross Rates

United States DollarUSD United Kingdom PoundGBP European EuroEUR Japanese YenJPY
United States DollarUSD /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled0.7233 /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled0.8399 /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled108.4190
United Kingdom PoundGBP /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled1.3826 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled1.1614 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled149.9000
European EuroEUR /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled1.1906 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled0.8610 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled129.0700
Japanese YenJPY /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled0.0092 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled0.0067 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled0.0077

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Symbol Bid Ask High Low Time(ET)
USDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled 108.4140 108.4240 108.4900 108.2990 01:33:13
USDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561981/realtime/sampled 0.9318 0.9322 0.9320 0.9275 01:33:24
GBPUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled 1.3825 1.3827 1.3866 1.3804 01:33:26
EURUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled 1.1904 1.1907 1.1934 1.1899 01:33:26
AUDUSD/zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled 0.7703 0.7707 0.7722 0.7686 01:32:58
USDCAD/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled 1.2648 1.2653 1.2665 1.2623 01:33:19
EURCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561153/realtime/sampled 1.1094 1.1097 1.1104 1.1067 01:33:31
EURJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled 129.0500 129.0900 129.4033 128.9667 01:33:26
NZDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561685/realtime/sampled 77.6027 77.6750 77.9965 77.5264 01:33:35
AUDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210560928/realtime/sampled 0.7175 0.7185 0.7188 0.7142 01:33:30
AUDNZD/zigman2/quotes/210560938/realtime/sampled 1.0749 1.0769 1.0762 1.0716 01:33:19
CADJPY/zigman2/quotes/210560992/realtime/sampled 85.6824 85.7242 85.9200 85.5856 01:33:19
EUR= European Euro CHF= Swiss Franc NZD= New Zealand Dollar
USD= United States Dollar JPY= Japanese Yen GBP= United Kingdom Pound
AUD= Australian Dollar

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