Dollar advances vs. yen, retreats against euro for 2nd straight week

The dollar advanced against the yen on Friday, finishing with a weekly gain, after official data showed labor costs and U.S. economic growth improved modestly during the first quarter.

However, the greenback’s slide against the euro extended to a second week as signs of a nascent economic recovery, and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron’s first-place finish in Sunday’s French election vote.

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