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Dollar (often represented by the dollar sign $) is the name of more than twenty currencies, including (ordered by population) those of the United States, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belize, New Zealand, Liberia, Jamaica and Namibia. The U.S. dollar is the official currency of East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, the Caribbean Netherlands, U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands and for banknotes, Panama. Generally, one dollar is divided into one hundred cents.

The sign is first attested in business correspondence in the 1770s as a scribal abbreviation “ps“, referring to the Spanish American peso, that is, the “Spanish dollar” as it was known in British North America. These late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century manuscripts show that the s gradually came to be written over the p developing a close equivalent to the “$” mark, and this new symbol was retained to refer to the American dollar as well, once this currency was adopted in 1785 by the United States.

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  • The multi-million dollar job of maintaining the red zone in Christchurch 17 Dec 2017 22:26 The New Zeland Herald The Government has spent $3.4 million on maintenance, security and rates for red zoned land in the last year. Figures released to the Star show in the 2016/17 financial year, Land Information New Zealand had spent $1.1 million on maintenance, such as …
  • Shot fired in robbery of Family Dollar 17 Dec 2017 21:37 Telegraph The Family Dollar store on Emery Highway in Macon was robbed Saturday by a man wielding a shotgun who fired a shot into the ceiling. The robbery happened at about 9:44 p.m. at the store on 160 Emery Highway, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office …
  • NZ dollar rises to month-high amid Brexit speculation and US tax cuts 17 Dec 2017 20:47 TVNZ The New Zealand dollar has risen to a month-high versus a broadly weaker pound on speculation the progress of Brexit negotiations could slow and fall versus the greenback on optimism about US tax cuts. File image of $50 and $100 notes. Source: 1 NEWS The …
  • Pound dives below $1.31 against the dollar as pressure mounts on Theresa May 17 Dec 2017 20:17 Telegraph.co.uk The FTSE 100 has rebounded this morning after sliding in the global mini-sell-off at the back end of last week. Taylor Wimpey's update to the market this morning will have allayed some concerns in the housebuilding sector that sales are slowing after …
  • Hundred-million dollar projects from the dawn of FDI attraction 17 Dec 2017 18:12 Vietnam Net Not long after Vietnam's Law on Foreign Investment came into effect in 1987, the food and beverage processing industry emerged as a potential sector with many hundred-million dollar projects. During approximately 30 years of business, many of them …
  • Chesapeake police investigate Dollar General armed robbery 17 Dec 2017 17:06 WAVY CHESPAEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Dollar General. On Dec. 15, police were called to the 1400 block of Bainbridge Blvd at 10:30 p.m. for an armed robbery at the Dollar General. There were no reported injuries. If you …
  • Pentagon admits it ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme 17 Dec 2017 12:58 The Independent The Pentagon has admitted it ran a secret programme tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.  Although the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme ended five years ago, when US defence officials shifted …
  • BRIEF-Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Plans Swiss Unit, U.S. Dollar Fund 17 Dec 2017 12:08 Reuters Dec 17 (Reuters) - Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Co Ltd : * SAYS IT PLANS TO SET UP UNIT TIGERMED SWISS AG IN SWITZERLAND * SAYS UNIT PLANS U.S. DOLLAR-DENOMINATED INVESTMENT FUND WITH PARTNERS Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/2BkYe4J; bit.ly/2BxNMcD …
  • Egypt seeks proposals for dollar bond issues - banking sources 17 Dec 2017 09:30 Reuters DUBAI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Egypt has asked banks for proposals to arrange U.S. dollar-denominated Eurobonds, banking sources said. The request was made last week, the sources said, but provided no further details. The finance ministry was not immediately …
  • COT: US Dollar Bearish Bets Rise. Euro Surges To Best Since 2007 17 Dec 2017 09:23 Investing.com US Dollar net speculator positions fell to $-7.81 billion this week The latest data for the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, showed that large forex traders and currency …
  • Police Give Gifts To Children Of Mother Killed At Dollar General During Robbery 17 Dec 2017 05:45 KRLD December 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall brings gifts to the children of a mother who was killed during a robbery at a Dollar General. (CBS11) DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For the past month, six Dallas children have been learning to live in a …
  • Pentagon admits running secret multi-million dollar UFO investigation for five years 17 Dec 2017 04:32 Mirror The Pentagon has acknowledged that it ran a multi-million dollar UFO investigation for five years. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, was launched in 2007 and was …
  • Police Give Gifts To Children Of Mother Killed At Dollar General During Robbery 17 Dec 2017 02:00 CBS Dallas Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall brings gifts to the children of a mother who was killed during a robbery at a Dollar General. (CBS11) DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For the past month, six Dallas children have been learning to live in a world without their mother. …
  • The Pentagon's multi-million dollar search for UFOs 17 Dec 2017 01:55 Charleston Daily Mail The Pentagon set up a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate UFO sightings. The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ran from 2007 to 2012, with a $22 million annual budget, with the mission of looking into reports of military …
  • Pentagon ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme 16 Dec 2017 21:51 BBC Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was …
  • "I Do My Own Genre That I Call The Afroheat" London's Very Own, Dollar Gee Cc @DONGEE999 16 Dec 2017 19:46 Mi2N "I Do My Own Genre That I Call The Afroheat" London's Very Own, Dollar Gee Cc @DONGEE999Describe your sound: "I’m Dollar Gee from west London I do afrobeats and Rap music my sound is a combination of 4 genres Rap,afrobeats ,r&b, …
  • Police Search For Two Men Who Robbed Dollar Store In Detroit [VIDEO] 16 Dec 2017 19:07 WWJ December 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm DETROIT (WWJ) — Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a dollar store on Detroit’s east side last week. Police say the two men are wanted for larceny after they stole numerous items off the shelves of a Family …
  • Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse receives half a million dollar donation 16 Dec 2017 17:30 Central Florida News 13 Two local philanthropic couples--Mike and Rashmi Shah, and Tom and Susie Wasdin--donated $500,000 to the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. (Photo Credit: Cocoa Village Playhouse) By Greg Pallone, Reporter Last Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:38 …
  • Armed Robbery at Dollar General on Houston Ave 16 Dec 2017 17:06 WMGT MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed the Dollar General at 3716 Houston Avenue Friday night. Police said the suspect entered the store Friday and demanded money from the clerks. The clerks ran …
  • Dollar Recoups FOMC-Sparked Losses 16 Dec 2017 16:42 Seeking Alpha The US dollar turned in a mixed performance last week, but the gains before the weekend, perhaps partly in anticipation of a tax bill, helped it finish well. Still, in the face of the Fed's rate hike, the continued signal of three more in 2018 …
  • US dollar index up as volumes thin ahead of holidays 16 Dec 2017 16:20 Taipei Times
  • Man wanted in connection with Springdale Dollar General robbery 16 Dec 2017 14:11 NWAOnline Springdale Police are looking for a black male in his mid 30s wanted in connection with an armed robbery, according to a press release. Friday night, Police responded to calls of an armed robbery to 3403 West Sunset. Police were told the man, dressed in a …
  • How Will Washington’s New Tax Plan Affect The U.S. Dollar? (UUP) 16 Dec 2017 12:43 ETF Daily News Among them were: 21% corporate rate Reduction of the top wage rate to 37% 20% deduction on pass-through income Full corporate expensing of capital investments for the next five years Repealed corporate AMT Mandatory one-time tax on corporate cash held …
  • Dollar index firmer with holiday thinning 16 Dec 2017 05:16 Times The US dollar rose yesterday as Republican negotiators in the US Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul, raising expectations that the bill would be passed by year-end. Representative Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing House …
  • Seahawks’ fines for ending in Jacksonville: $52,539. But not one dollar for Michael Bennett 16 Dec 2017 05:08 Olympian RENTON Michael Bennett is not like everyone else. But, heck, you already knew that. The Seahawks’ Pro Bowl defensive end is not surprised the NFL did not fine him for his actions last weekend at the end of Seattle’s loss at Jacksonville. “No,” Bennett …
  • Aurora man charged in Family Dollar robbery also suspect in other robberies 16 Dec 2017 04:21 Beacon News A 43-year-old Aurora man charged with robbing a Family Dollar last month and trying to rob a 7-Eleven days later is also a suspect in several other Aurora area robberies, according to police. Reginald Parker, of the 600 block of Tinley Drive, is charged …
  • City Council Approves Multi-million Dollar Incentive Plan To Move 2k USAA Jobs Downtown 16 Dec 2017 04:18 KSTX The San Antonio City Council approved a multi-million dollar incentive package for the United Services Automobile Association to bring nearly 2,000 employees downtown within the next five years.     It’s a move that city officials hope will encourage more …
  • Police Search For Two Men That Robbed Dollar Store In Detroit [VIDEO] 16 Dec 2017 03:44 WWJ December 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm DETROIT (WWJ) — Police are looking for a pair of suspects who robbed a dollar store on Detroit’s east side last week. Police say the two men are wanted for larceny after they stole numerous items off the shelves of a Family …
  • In the past decade alone, this holiday item has grown into a multi-million dollar industry 16 Dec 2017 03:26 KOMO News
  • Henderson Municipal Power and Light settles multi-million dollar lawsuit 16 Dec 2017 01:57 14 News The neon sign is a caricature of an African-American man, with a porter's cap, with the words Coon Chicken Inn written inside the mouth. The issue came up after a person attending a company Christmas party on Wednesday night at Cook's Garage …
  • Dollar General contests vote to unionize at Auxvasse store 16 Dec 2017 01:22 Columbia Missourian Six workers voted 4-2 in favor of having the the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 negotiate a contract on their behalf, probably becoming the first Dollar General employees in the country to take that step. Collin Reischman, the spokesman for …
  • Ghana Cedi depreciating against US Dollar at the fastest speed – Economist 16 Dec 2017 01:21 Ghana MMA Business News of Saturday, 16 December 2017 Source: rainbowradioonline.com 2017-12-16 Economic analyst, Jerry Afolabi has admonished the Economic Management Team under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP), to up their game following what he says is the …
  • US dollar rises on tax reform expectation 16 Dec 2017 01:18 Can India News New York, Dec 16 (IANS) The US dollar increased against other major peers on renewed hopes for passing a tax bill in the country. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro fell to $1.1759 from $1.1799 in the previous session, and the British pound …
  • Tax-Bill Support Fuels End-Of-Week Dollar Recovery 15 Dec 2017 23:04 Investing.com By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. It may have been a tough week for the U.S. dollar, which was steady-to-lower against all of the major currencies but progress on tax reform helped fuel an end-of-week recovery. …
  • Canadian dollar slides vs firmer greenback after factory data disappoints 15 Dec 2017 22:48 Reuters.com TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after domestic data showed a surprise drop in factory sales, while the greenback climbed broadly on prospects of a U.S. tax overhaul. FILE PHOTO - The new Canadian …
  • TSX sees moderate gain while U.S. markets hit new highs; Canadian dollar down 15 Dec 2017 22:42 The Star By The Canadian Press Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 Canada’s main stock index moved forward today in a broad-based advance, while those on Wall Street closed at record highs. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 25.52 points to 16,041 …
  • Chile central bank announces measures to increase dollar liquidity 15 Dec 2017 22:16 Reuters SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile’s central bank said on Friday it had approved measures to increase dollar liquidity in foreign exchange markets over the next four weeks, announcing the measures days ahead of a presidential election. The bank will offer …
  • Suspect shot by LMPD officer during alleged robbery at Family Dollar appears in court 15 Dec 2017 20:50 Fox41.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man shot by police while allegedly trying to rob a discount store in west Louisville earlier this week has pleaded not guilty to robbery and three counts of wanton endangerment.  Dominique Hardiman, 24, was wheeled into court …
  • Speculators raise net-short dollar bets to $7.81 bln -CFTC, Reuters 15 Dec 2017 20:40 Reuters Dec 15 (Reuters) - Speculators raised their net-short bets on the U.S. dollar to $7.81 billion in the latest week, the 22nd straight week of bearish bets against the U.S. currency, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commision calculated …
  • Dollar Rising On Tax Reform Optimism 15 Dec 2017 20:33 RTTNews The dollar is gaining ground against its major rivals Friday afternoon, despite a pair of weaker than expected U.S. economic reports. The gains are being driven by optimism over U.S. tax reform after some comments from President Trump this morning. " …
  • Dollar General Dreams Big With 2,000-Store Growth Plan 15 Dec 2017 20:19 The Motley Fool A dollar and a dream might buy you a lottery ticket to riches, but Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is taking a different path to financial glory. The deep discount retailer unveiled a 2,000 store growth plan for next year that will see 900 new stores opened, 1, …
  • Forex - GBP/USD Slump Aids Dollar Advance as Tax Reform Optimism Grows 15 Dec 2017 19:02 Investing.com Investing.com – The dollar rose on Friday against a basket of major currencies amid easing uncertainty surrounding the progress of tax reform after news reports suggested that Republicans secured enough votes for the bill passage. The U.S. dollar index, …
  • Armed robbery is reported at Family Dollar in Westfield 15 Dec 2017 19:00 Marquette County Tribune On Monday, December 11th, 2017 at approximately 8:42 p.m. the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar Store in the Village of Westfield. The Westfield Police Department, along with deputies from the …
  • Wide-ranging advance lifts TSX; Canadian dollar drops 15 Dec 2017 17:56 The Star By The Canadian Press Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 Canada’s main stock index is up moderately this morning in a broad-based advance spanning several sectors. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 57.86 points to 16,074.32, after 90 …
  • Get ready for some outdoor music in the park with Sand Dollar Sessions 15 Dec 2017 17:55 Boca Beacon Boca Grande Charities will host its second free outdoor concert on Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Boca Grande Community Center. This year’s Sand Dollar Session, “Laying Down the Music,” will feature local musicians Wally Rutan and Marty Moss, …
  • Dollar Funding Not Helping Greenback 15 Dec 2017 17:17 Investing.com The cross-currency basis swap continues to lurch in the dollar's direction, especially against the euro, and yet the dollar is not drawing much support from it. The increasing cost reflects pressure for the year-end and does not appear to reflect …
  • Forex - Dollar Bounces Higher but Upside Seen Limited 15 Dec 2017 17:15 Investing.com Investing.com - The dollar bounced higher against other major currencies on Friday, but gains were expected to remain limited by downbeat U.S. data and fresh concerns over U.S. tax reform plans. Data on Friday showed that both U.S. industrial and …
  • World shares gain; U.S. dollar rises before holidays 15 Dec 2017 17:09 Today
  • Hanley’s preparing to make big pitch on CNBC’s ‘Billion Dollar Buyer’ 15 Dec 2017 17:02 Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Hanley’s Salad Dressing is poised to go big time with an appearance early next year on CNBC’s “Billion Dollar Buyer.” The popular reality TV show is hosted by billionaire hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta, who gives two small businesses an opportunity to …
  • Dollar gets modest lift amid optimism over tax-cut legislation 15 Dec 2017 16:42 MarketWatch The U.S. dollar registered gains against its major rivals on Friday, after President Donald Trump indicated the final version of tax legislation would include an expansion of the child tax credit and reports indicated that those changes could persuade one …