Dollar Strengthens After Healthy Jobs Report

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The dollar strengthened against most of its developed and emerging-market rivals Friday after data from the Labor Department showed U.S. jobs growth in March was strong than economists had expected. The U.S. economy added 215,000 new jobs in March, better than the 205,000 new jobs forecast in a survey of economists conducted by MarketWatch. The dollar rose to 112.30 yen after the report, up from 112.03 yen shortly before the data. The euro fell to $1.1397 from $1.1430 beforehand. The pound weakened to $1.4262 from $1.4304 beforehand. In emerging-market trading, the Russian ruble weakened to 67.93 to the dollar from 68.17 shortly before.

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