The IRS says thieves stole the information of more than 100,000 tax payers. They say these criminals had prior access to taxpayers' personal information, including social security numbers.
The yuan is now the region's leading currency for doing business with China, trumping the Japanese yen and the Hong Kong dollar as Beijing aggressively pushes its currency through international trade channels.
The dollar was sitting around eight-year highs against the yen Wednesday following upbeat US data, while the euro came under further selling pressure on growing fears Greece will default on its debt obligations.
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The Australian dollar is likely to be buffeted by Thursday's capital expenditure data. Glenn Hunt. DEFAULT. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.