Dollar Gains After Stronger-than-expected Jobs Report

By Victor Reklaitis Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The dollar on Friday gained against top rivals after the monthly U.S. jobs report topped expectations. The buck bought 110.56 Japanese yen, up from 110.09 yen just before the data on July nonfarm payrolls. The pound was down at $1.3101 after holding above $1.3140 ahead of the release, while the euro traded at $1.1848, pulling back from around $1.1870.

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