Stories tagged: currency
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 7:54 A.M.
Automated traders take over Bitcoin as easy money beckons
Professionals armed with cutting-edge technology now drive as much as 80 percent of bitcoin trading, mimicking strategies honed by some of the biggest players on Wall Street. To them, bitcoin …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 11:29 P.M.
On $100 gold coin, for first time, Lady Liberty is black
On one side of the new $100 gold coin from the U.S. Mint is the image of an eagle in flight, “with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
Vegans want ‘fat-free’ U.K. 5-pound bank note
The Bank of England’s new plastic 5-pound note is stronger, cleaner and safer – but apparently not suitable for vegetarians.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
‘Brexit’ raises fears of global currency wars
The quick rebound in global stocks last week following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was welcome relief to investors. Many surmised that markets were now looking past the …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 7:11 P.M.
What the Brexit turmoil might do to your wallet
Panic over Great Britain’s startling vote to exit the European Union sent global financial markets skidding anew Monday, with shock waves felt from Shanghai to Wall Street. What does it …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?
Should Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012
Bill calls for allowing gold, silver coins to be used as currency
BOISE – An Idaho House committee voted Tuesday to introduce legislation from Rep. Phil Hart to let Idahoans use gold and silver coins at face value as “legal tender” and …
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998
Greenbacks May Start Taking On That Plastic Feel Officials Studying Idea Of Making Polymer Dollars
The familiar phrase “paying with plastic” may take on an entirely new meaning. The government is testing new materials for the nation’s folding money - including a tough but flexible …
SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 1997
More Counterfeit Bills Turn Up
Two more counterfeit bills have been turned over to Spokane police. A fake $10 bill was passed at a convenience store at 3219 N. Nevada on Thursday, police said. A …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1997
Quarter To Get A New Look - 50 Of Them
The House passed a bill Tuesday to replace the American eagle on the backs of quarters with designs celebrating each of the 50 states. The new quarters - George Washington …
SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 1997
Bogus Bills, 1 For Lemonade, Show Up At Local Businesses
Four counterfeit bills have turned up in the Spokane area - one of them at a children’s lemonade stand. A man in a gray Chevrolet Camaro stopped at the stand …
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1997
Coins Of The Realms Quarters Would Keep Heads, Get 50 New Tails
The majestic eagle gracing the back of the quarter for more than half a century may soon temporarily cede its place to such critters as California’s bear and Louisiana’s pelican. …
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1997
Dollar Debate Resurrected Government Again Considers Minting Dollar Coins
Although the Susan B. Anthony dollar wasn’t popular, the government is considering minting a new dollar coin. File/The Spokesman-Review
SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1996
Job News Carries Dollar To Heights
The dollar rose against the Japanese yen and other major currencies Friday on word that U.S. job creation in June was stronger than Wall Street had expected, reinforcing expectations of …
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1996
U.S. Giving Ben Franklin A Face Lift New $100 Bills Available Today, Will Help Thwart Counterfeiters
The new $100 bill, top, compared with the outgoing model. Photo by Associated Press
TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 1996
Polar Bear Protests At Canadian Coin Unveiling
Shouting “Help me, I’m an endangered species,” a protester in a polar bear costume interrupted the official launch Monday of Canada’s new $2 coin, which depicts a polar bear on …
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1995
Dollar Coin Would Carry Big Bill
People at the U.S. Mint don’t want to change to a dollar coin, because, they say, the switch would carry a big bill. After months of taking a neutral stance, …