By 3:30 AM ET (0730 GMT) the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of developed market currencies, was at 98.078, up 0.1% from late Thursday in the U.S. and on track for a gain of around 0.7% on the week.
In March, the state of Colorado handed a historic win to opponents of the Electoral College by becoming the first purple state to sign on to the National Popular Vote interstate compact. Next November, however, it could make history yet again by becoming the first state to renege on the agreement.
UPDATE (Aug. 13, 2019, 9:55 a.m.): Tom Steyer’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that it had hit the 130,000 donor mark. He now needs just one qualifying poll to make the third debate.
After a week’s worth of media focus on a series of gaffes and misstatements by former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic voters are reacting by … apparently not giving much of a damn.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican central bank’s surprise interest rate cut on Thursday is likely to have a limited impact at best on lifting growth this year after the sluggish economy narrowly avoided recession in the first half of 2019, analysts say.