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The dollar is really strong. That could hurt the economy

New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump wants a weaker dollar, but his economic policies have helped make the dollar relatively strong. The greenback is up nearly 4.5% so far in 2018 against other major global currencies, including the euro, yen and pound.Few investing experts expect much to change for the dollar after Tuesday's midterm elections. That's in part because trade policy probably won't change even if Democrats win the House. And interest rates will probably keep rising -- boosting the dollar along with them.A strong dollar is a sign of a strong economy. But it also comes with potential consequences.Stronger dollar hurts profits for US multinationalsContinued dollar strength could wind up leading to more volatility in the s ...