Overnight on Wall Street, the S&P 500 rose 0.34% to 4486.46 while the Nasdaq Composite jumped 0.84% to 15,021.81. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined, dropping 36.15 points to 35,258.61.
Currency and oil
The US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 93.814 versus a previous high of 93.947.
The Japanese yen was trading at 114.14 against the dollar after weakening last week from less than 113.4 against the dollar. The Australian dollar was trading at $0.7433, above the sub-$0.74 levels seen yesterday.
Oil prices fell in the morning of Asian trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures down 0.32% to $84.06 a barrel. US crude futures fell 0.25 percent to $82.23 a barrel.