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Dollar flat to slightly lower as investors brace for U.S. election

The dollar was little changed to slightly lower on Friday, moving in narrow ranges as investors trimmed positions ahead of next week's U.S. presidential election, although sentiment remained cautious with the continued surge in global coronavirus cases that has forced lockdowns in parts of Europe.

FILE PHOTO: In-person early voting in Milwaukee

Take Five: Election fever

Nov. 3 is election day in the world's biggest economy, a vote that's particularly fraught due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the candidates' differing policy platforms and the potential for a delayed or contested outcome. No wonder volatility gauges are up.

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