What does “$10-thousand” say? Right! Ten thousand dollars. What does “10-thousand dollars” say? Yes, it still says ten thousand dollars! OK, stay with me: What, then, does “$10-thousand dollars” say? Correct: ten thousand dollars dollars. Use “$” OR use “dollars” — using both makes you sound like an obliviot! I’m talking to you, news reporters!
Seriously, guys: do you ever actually read what you write? The text stories on TV news station reports are especially bad on this point.