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Dollar Turns Higher after Retail Sales Rise and as Fed Rate Cut Forecasts Land on Scrapheap

Dollar Turns Higher after Retail Sales Rise and as Fed Rate Cut Forecasts Land on Scrapheap


The Dollar turned higher in the noon session Thursday after U.S. retail sales figures surpassed market expectations for the month of December, reversing earlier losses and challenging the widely-held belief that the economy slowed in the final quarter. 

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Live GBP/USD Exchange Rate: 1.3018
Daily Change: 0.0115%
Opening Rate: 1.3016
Today's Low: 1.3016
Today's High: 1.3016
Low of the Past Year: 1.2015 (12-08-2019)
High of the Past Year : 1.3514 (13-12-2019)
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