The US dollar is stronger after the budget figures. I doubt you can tie the events together since the deficit was sightly larger than expected but maybe the realization that the deficit is 38% lower through 7 months than it was last year will inspire Congress to pass a budget.

It took awhile cable to fall through the earlier low of 1.5462 but it has edged through. For the moment, it still stuck above 1.5460. The euro hit some intraday sell stops below 1.3300 and has dropped to 1.3290.