foreign-exchange markets

Strong dollar hurting global economy

The world economy is slowing. In past recessions, fast-growing emerging markets have helped bail out the global economy. But there's one thing standing in the way of history repeating itself this time: the strong US dollar.

Argentina slaps controls on the peso

Argentina is taking desperate action to keep dollars in the country as it tries to prop up its collapsing currency and avoid defaulting on its debt for the third time since 2000.

Dow logs second-worst month of the year

On the last trading day of August, the Dow and the broader stock market logged their second-worst month of this year. Stocks finished mixed Friday, giving up gains after opening higher.

Dow logs second-worst month of the year

On the last trading day of August, the Dow and the broader stock market logged their second-worst month of this year. Stocks finished mixed Friday, giving up gains after opening higher.