Sara Eisen, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

What’s the ‘Grexit’ strategy of Europe’s common currency? In a now famous 2012 speech that vowed to do whatever it took to put a floor under the single currency, stocks and bonds, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said that “the euro is irreversible.” Fast forward three years and that pledge is in doubt. After …

It’s been a remarkable run for the dollar. In the scope of eight months, the dollar index has shot up more than 19 percent against other currencies, after going nowhere for almost 10 years. Companies from IBM to Harley-Davidson to Google to Coca-Cola to Proctor & Gamble have blamed the strong dollar for chipping away from …

The currency war is getting out of control. A snapshot of the week so far in central banking: The Monetary Authorty of Singapore surprised markets Tuesday night with a policy switch to pursue a slower pace of currency appreciation, its main policy tool. Wednesday afternoon, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank kept policy unchanged, but significantly altered …

Central banks are in combat mode. On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India. Each of their central banks has taken unprecedented and dramatic action to ease policy and weaken their currencies in the past few days. Central bankers may say they’re ramping up the fight against worryingly low inflation, exacerbated by …

Here’s what happened in Switzerland that shocked the world: The central bank canceled its policy of pegging the Swiss franc at 1.20 to the euro, a policy that’s been in place more than three years to keep the currency from getting too strong and hurting the economy. The Swiss National Bank also cut interest rates …

Things are about to get very risky for the euro. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sell. For the first time ever, the European Central Bank is set to announce full-scale quantitative easing to fight the growing threat of a deflationary spiral. Already this week, euro zone consumer price data showed a 0.2 percent …

There are many strong contenders to be the chart of the year. Some point to oil prices, which shockingly plunged 50 percent in a matter of months. Others would look to the S&P 500, which exploded higher for a third year in row and has closed at a record high 53 times (so far), more …

The dollar has been on fire. It’s sitting at a seven-year high against the Japanese yen, a two-year high against the euro, and the broader dollar index is at the highest point since March 2009. As the dollar marches higher, it’s gaining a lot of fans along the way. Read More The dollar-yen trade is back…and …

For those seeking a new reason to bet against the Japanese yen, here’s one: a triple-dip recession in Japan. Japan has slipped back into recession, with the economy shrinking 1.6 percent in the third quarter, surprising economists who forecast it would grow 2 percent. The takeaway? Double down on the dollar versus the yen. How …

No question, the U.S. dollar is the trade du jour. Investors are betting on the buck for good reason: The U.S. economy is outperforming other global economies, and the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates. At the same time, other central banks in Europe and Japan are moving in the opposite direction, …

Meet Pepsi True, the latest attempt by PepsiCo to sweeten soft drink sales with a midcalorie cola. By using sugar and stevia, the new drink contains 30 percent less sugar than a regular Pepsi, but no artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup. It’s also the first cola under the flagship Pepsi brand since Pepsi Next 2½ years ago, …

After months of going nowhere, the dollar has started to take off against the yen, and pros say this is just the beginning. The last time the dollar was this strong against the yen was in the thick of the financial crisis in September 2008. Diverging policy paths between the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan is the …

To look at some of the recent economic data, one would think the consumer is in great shape. The U.S. economy—70 percent of which is driven by consumer spending—grew 4.2 percent last quarter, even better than the originally reported 4.0 percent growth in GDP. The report, issued Thursday, also showed consumer spending rose 2.5 percent in …

After a calm and boring summer of trading, the currency market is getting exciting again with the dollar breaking out to an 11-month high. Things could heat up even further for foreign exchange, as global central bankers convene in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the Kansas City Fed Symposium. The dollar index is at the highest level since …