Washington -- The dollar rose against a broad swath of currencies Tuesday as Ireland said it was not seeking an EU bailout.
Concerns over government debt in Ireland, like the financial crisis in Greece earlier this year, have spread through Europe. Equities were pummeled on Wall Street Tuesday and gold and oil prices fell.
December delivery oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit a two-week low, falling 2.9 percent to $82.44 per barrel. Gold on the Comex division of NYMEX gave up $30.10 or 2.2 percent to reach $1,338.40 per troy ounce.
The euro fell to $1.349 from Monday's $1.3569. Against the yen, the dollar rose to 83.26 yen from Monday's 83.19 percent.