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US stock market rose third straight session on Thursday on reports Washington was considering easing tariffs on Chinese imports to facilitate trade talks. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2635.96. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.7% to 24370.10. Nasdaq composite index added 0.7% to 7084.46. The dollar strengthening halted despite a report the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s manufacturing index rebounded in January: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, inched lower to 96.06 but is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate higher openings today.

US stock market advanced second straight session on Wednesday led by financial shares after upbeat bank earnings reports. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% to 2616.10. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 0.6% to 24207.16. Nasdaq composite index added 0.2% to 7034.69, closing above 50-day moving average. The dollar strengthening continued as home builder confidence rebounded from a three-year low in January: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.1% to 96.065 and is higher currently. Stock index futures point to lower openings today.

US stock market resumed advancing on Tuesday as technology shares rallied after Netflix announced it would raise US prices by 13% to 18%. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% to 2610.30. Dow Jones gained 0.7% to 24065.59. The Nasdaq climbed 1.7% to 7023.83. The dollar strengthened as data showed wholesale inflation - prices paid by businesses for inputs, remained unchanged at 2.5% over year in December. The live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.4% to 95.96 and is higher currently. Stock index futures point to higher openings today.

US stock market pullback continued on Monday after disappointing Chinese data spurred global growth slowing concerns. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% to 2582.61. Dow Jones industrial slid 0.4% to 23909.84. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.9% to 6905.92. The dollar weakening resumed as US trade deficit with China soared to a record of $323.32 billion in 2018: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped 0.1% to 95.58 but is higher currently. Stock index futures point to higher openings today.

US stock market ended marginally lower on Friday. S&P 500 slipped 0.01% to 2596.23, closing 2.5% higher for the week. Dow Jones industrial average slid 0.02% to 23995.95. The Nasdaq lost 0.2% to 6971.48. The dollar strengthening slowed as data indicated inflation slowed to 1.9% in December from 2.2% in November: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.1% to 95.67 but is lower currently. Stock index futures point to lower openings today.

US stock market rose fifth straight session on Thursday as Fed chair Powell reiterated the central bank will be patient with interest rate hikes. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% to 2596.64. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.5% to 24001.92. Nasdaq composite index added 0.4% to 6986.07. The dollar strengthened as new jobless claims fell more than expected to 216,000 last week: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.4% to 95.537 but is lower currently. Stock index futures indicate lower openings today.

US stock market advanced fourth straight session on Wednesday as US-China talks wrapped by China pledging to buy “substantial” amount of US goods. The S&P 500 gained 0.4% to 2584.96. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 0.4% to 23879.12. Nasdaq composite index rose 0.9% to 6957.08. The dollar weakened sharply after Fed minutes showed ‘many’ officials thought they could be ‘patient’ on interest rates going forward. The live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, fell 0.8% to 95.136 but is higher currently. Stock index futures point to lower openings today.

US stock market ended higher third straight session on Tuesday lifted by investor optimism after reports that US and China 'narrow differences on trade'. The S&P 500 gained 1% to 2574.41. Dow Jones rose 1.1% to 23787.45. The Nasdaq climbed 1.1% to 6897. The dollar strengthened as data showed the number of new job openings still outnumbered unemployed Americans in November despite a decline from October. The live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.3% to 95.89 but is lower currently. Stock index futures indicate higher openings today.

US stock market advance continued on Monday after a sharp rebound Friday following Fed Powell’s dovish comments. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 2549.69. Dow Jones industrial added 0.4% to 23531.35. The Nasdaq composite index rallied 1.3% to 6823.47. The dollar weakening accelerated as the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index declined to 57.6% in December from 60.7%, below an expected 58.7%: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, fell 0.5% to 95.648 but is higher currently. Stock index futures point to higher openings today.

US stock market ended sharply higher on Friday buoyed by Fed chair Powell’s dovish comments and stronger than expected jobs report. S&P 500 rallied 3.4% to 2515, closing 2.0% higher for the week. Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.3% to 23291. The Nasdaq jumped 4.3% to 6671. The dollar weakening slowed as data indicated 312000 new jobs were created in December: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped 0.1% to 96.14 and is lower currently. Stock index futures indicate higher openings today.

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