http://www.forexfactory.com/news.php?do=news&id=93917 U.S. Treasury's Paulson says strong dollar is 'good thing,' in nation's interest MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - A strong American currency is a 'good thing' and in the interest of the United States, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said. 'I would agree that a strong dollar is a good thing and I believe a strong dollar in our nation's interest. Every economy is going to have some ups and downs. We are going through a tough period in the U.S. right now,' Paulson said in a radio interview with Ekho Moskvy. 'I believe that the long-term economic fundamentals in the United States are solid. I believe that they compare favorably with the long-term economic fundamentals of any other major industrialized nation and they will be reflected in the value of our currency,' he said. Paulson met Sunday with Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin and is scheduled to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin later on Monday. firstname.lastname@example.org cbd/wash/ms1 COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Financial News Limited 2008. All rights reserved. The copying, republication or redistribution of Thomson Financial News Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Financial News. === We're fucked.