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CNBC’s Joe Kernen Sees Indian Currency, Makes 7-Eleven Joke (Video)

24 September 2013 2:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Maybe CNBC “Squawk Box” host Joe Kernen should look for a guest-starring role on the new sitcom “Dads.” He might be right at home on the Fox sitcom that has been criticized for racist jokes, given that he couldn’t let a mention of the Indian rupee pass without mocking Indians. On Friday’s episode, Kernen and his co-hosts, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, were discussing exchange rates across various foreign currencies. Quick mentioned that she had a few rupees in her wallet, left from a recent trip to the country. She showed them off to Sorkin and Kernen. »

- Sara Morrison

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Bollywood's International Film Shoots Hurt by Weak Indian Rupee

6 September 2013 1:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New Delhi – The Indian rupee has been on a downward spiral in recent months, touching an all-time low in late August at 68.7 -- from about 53 in January -- against the U.S. dollar. While various factors have been attributed to the rupee's erosion -- from flawed economic policies by the government to a resurgent Us economy attracting investment away from the developing markets of Asia -- the Indian film business is feeling the pinch. According to a study by the New Delhi-based Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), the weak rupee has meant that Bollywood producers are

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- Nyay Bhushan

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