At Harley and beyond, strong dollar offers competition discount edge

April 21, 2015 9:19 PM

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At Harley and beyond, strong dollar offers competition discount edge

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc warned on Tuesday that discounting from foreign rivals would dent its profits, the message resonated beyond the motorcycle business.

From cars to construction equipment, the impact of the strong dollar is a big problem for U.S. companies selling overseas. But the U.S. dollar's recent surge to multiyear highs against major currencies, such as the euro and yen, has also become a challenge to their efforts to protect market share on...

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