FOREX-Dollar extends rise after robust U.S. retail sales data

Reuters

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    NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) - The dollar stretched its gains
versus a basket of currencies on Thursday as domestic retail
sales posted their strongest rise in six months, supporting the
view the Federal Reserve would raise short-term interest rates
further.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nLNSEHEEET
    At 8:34 a.m. (1234 GMT), the index that tracks the greenback
against the euro, yen, sterling and three other currencies
 .DXY  was up 0.18 percent at 93.884. 

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