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The dollar steadied close to its highest level in 10 weeks Monday, with strong U.S. wages data at the end of last week giving investors confidence that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December.The greenback reached 14-year highs at the start of 2017, but it had spent most of the rest of the year weakening, as weak economic data as well as doubts over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push through tax reforms weighed on the currency.Since then, though, the dollar has recovered almost 3 percent against a basket of major currencies, on signs that Trump's tax reform plans could be back on track, and on a firming-up of bets that the Fed will in December hike rates for the third time this year.The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six other major currencies, hit its highest since late July on the numbers, at 94.267 .
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