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.
Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark gauge on course for its first gain in five days, as health-care shares and consumer firms advanced.
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.
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach should be free of trucker picketing this week thanks to a deal brokered Saturday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.