Caterpillar, 3M earnings boost Dow to new record

Trump Rallies Dollar in Davos, While Dow Manages Record Close

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 223.92 points, or 0.85 percent, to 26,616.71, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 33.62 points, or 1.18 percent, to 2,872.87, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 94.61 points, or 1.28 percent, to 7,505.77. The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,847.

The Nasdaq is up 74.79 points, or 1 percent.

USA stocks spent a second day flipping between small gains and losses Thursday as investors again looked for hints about the Trump administration's stance on global trade and the dollar.

Another set of data showed new orders for key US -made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December.

VMware rose 12 percent after The Wall Street Journal reported that Dell may pursue a full takeover of the company.

Meanwhile, potentially market-driving data released Thursday morning included weekly initial jobless claims, which rose by 17,000 to 233,000.

Enbridge Inc. lost 1.1 per cent to $47.05, while TransCanada Corp. fell 0.8 per cent to $57.24.

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The dollar index.DXY, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.33 percent at 89.1 and on track for a weekly fall of 1.6 percent.

U.S. Treasury prices ended mostly higher, with the benchmark 10-year yield sliding 3 bps to 2.62% and the two-year yield finishing flat at 2.08%.

Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by shares in Bombardier, which closed up 15 per cent after it won an unexpected trade victory against US planemaker Boeing Co. Intel also gave a strong sales outlook.

Gilead Sciences GILD.O jumped 4.4 percent after broker upgraded to "buy".

The Nasdaq is up 507.77 points, or 7.4 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.64 percent.

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