The indexes struggle to very small gains. US Steel, Lexmark, Cummins and Kimberly-Clark all slump. Ford and Coach both show big gains. The dollar moves higher.
Prices settle higher after the weekend summit leaves the US dollar in decline.
Prices waver as investors wait to see how the US dollar will be affected by this weekend's summit.
Stock prices are rising today because Tuesday's panic over rising Chinese interest rates has faded, letting the dollar slip.
Fears abound that the Bank of Japan will move to restrain the yen's climb.
The medium-term trend for the greenback may be downward, but we could see a short-term technical rally.
After hitting a new high early in the day, prices pull back as investors lock in profits ahead of Friday's employment data.
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