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US stock market slide continued on Monday led by energy and materials shares. The S&P 500 lost 0.4% to 2821.93. Dow Jones industrial fell 0.5% to 25187.70. The Nasdaq composite index slid 0.3% to 7819.71. The dollar strengthening stalled: 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 0.04% to 96.287 but is lower currently. Stock index futures point to higher openings today.

US stock market extended losses on Friday. S&P 500 fell 0.7% to 2833.28, ending 0.5% lower for the week. Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.8% to 25313.14. The Nasdaq dipped 0.7% to 7839.11. The dollar strengthening accelerated as core consumer price index inched up to 2.4% over year in July from 2.3% in June: 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, jumped up 0.8% to 96.322 and is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate lower openings today.

US stock market ended lower Thursday led by energy and industrial shares. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% to 2853.58. Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3% to 25509.23. The Nasdaq composite however inched up 0.04% to 7891.78. The dollar resumed strengthening: 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 0.5% to 95.57 and is higher currently. Stock index futures point to lower openings today.

US stock market pulled back slightly on Wednesday on weaker than expected earnings reports. The S&P 500 slipped 0.03% to 2857.70. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.2% to 25583.75. Nasdaq composite index however gained 0.1% to 78838.33.The dollar weakening persisted: 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, lost 0.1% to 95.049 but is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate lower openings today.

US stock market continued advancing on Tuesday. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% to 2868.45 led by energy and industrial shares. Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.5% to 25628.91. The Nasdaq composite index added 0.3% to 7883.66. The dollar strengthening halted: 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 0.2% to 95.163 and is lower currently. Stock index futures point to higher openings today.

US stock market added to previous session gains on Monday led by technology and financial shares. The S&P 500 gained 0.4% to 2850.40. Dow Jones industrial added 0.2% to 25502.18. The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.6% to 7859.68. The dollar strengthened still more: 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 0.2% to 95.349 but is lower currently. Stock index futures indicate higher openings today.

US stock market extended gains Friday on strong earnings reports. S&P 500 rose 0.5% to 2840.35, ending 0.8% higher for the week. Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.5% to 25462.58. The Nasdaq added 0.1% to 7812.01. The dollar continued strengthening despite a smaller than expected rise in nonfarm payrolls by 157,000 in July: 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 up less than 0.1% to 95.142 and is higher currently. Stock index futures point to mixed openings today.

US stock market ended higher Thursday led by technology shares as Apple’s market capitalization exceeded $1 trillion. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% to 2827.22. Dow Jones industrial average however slipped 0.03% to 25326.16. The Nasdaq composite rallied 1.2% to 7802.69. The dollar strengthening accelerated: 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 0.5% to 95.136 and is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate mixed openings today.

US stocks pulled back slightly on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but signaled a rate increase in September. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% to 2813.36. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3% to 25333.82. Nasdaq composite index however gained 0.5% to 7707.29.The dollar strengthening slowed: 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, added 0.1% to 94.637 and is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate lower openings today.

US stock indices rebounded on Tuesday as the two-day Fed policy meeting started. The S&P 500 ended 0.5% higher at 2816.29, with eight of the 11 main sectors finishing higher. The broad market index rose 3.6% over month, the fourth straight monthly gain. Dow Jones industrial average added 0.4% to 25414.78. The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.6% to 7671.79. The dollar also rebounded: 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 0.2% to 94.527 and is higher currently. Stock index futures indicate mixed openings today.