The greenback traded 0.3 percent from the weakest in seven weeks versus the yen before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies to U.S.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation on Sunday said it would buy Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation for $3.8 billion in stock, and assume $2.2 billion of Kodiak's debt.
Reuters reports that earnings from U.S. technology companies will take center stage next week, and possibly give investors new opportunities to invest in this sector.
Asian stocks advanced, with the regional index rising from its lowest close this month, and gold retreated from a four-month high.
The New York-based chain, which has four locations in Massachusetts, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a deal that will place the company in the hands of CNBC star Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises.