News: FOREX-Dollar index holds losses after huge U.S. payrolls miss

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    NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) - The dollar held its earlier losses against a basket of currencies on Friday as U.S. payrolls grew much weaker than forecast in February, which was offset by a drop in unemployment and a bigger-than-expected rise in wage growth.

    At 8:52 a.m. EST (1352 GMT), an index that tracks the greenback against the euro, yen, sterling and three other currencies was .DXY 0.39 percent lower at 97.282.

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