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Euro Drops to Four-Week Low as Greece Deadlock Spurs Vola

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Greece’s Varoufakis Puts Aid Deal Blame on Creditors

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The dollar was near an almost eight-year high against the yen after economic reports suggested the U.S. is getting back on track after a slow first quarter.

The U.S. currency strengthened versus all 16 major peers after orders for capital equipment rose for a second straight month and purchases of new homes exceeded forecasts. The euro dropped to its lowest in a month as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis blamed creditors’ insistence on additional austerity for an impasse on the release of financial aid.