Dollar index adds to gain after U.S. economic data
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar index gained further Thursday as investors digested a spate of fresh domestic economic data. The Philadelphia Fed reported that its index of current activity fell its weakest since August. Existing home sales fell 1.5% in May, while the index of leading indicators rose 0.3% in May. The dollar index , which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rivals, was last at 81.951, up from 81.888 shortly before the data were released, and up from 81.567 late Wednesday in North American trading. The euro bought $1.2611, compared with $1.2673 late Wednesday.