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Dollar steady vs. rivals, nonfarm payrolls on tap

Dollar little changed vs. rivals ahead of U.S. jobs report - The dollar was steady against the other major currencies on Friday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the highly-anticipated nonfarm payrolls report due later in the trading session.

Markets were jittery ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due later Friday, which could reinforce expectations for higher interest rates by the Federal Reserve.

The dollar had found support after data on Thursday showed that the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the U.S. in the week ending August 1 rose by 3,000 to 270,000 from the previous week’s...