The euro was gaining 0.5% against the greenback at $1.4192 and the U.S. dollar index was down 0.3% to $75.87.
Oil distribution, transport and storage companies were advancing. Enbridge (ENB - Get Report) was rising 0.6% to $61.65, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA - Get Report) was up 0.2% to $63.57, Genesis Energy (GEL - Get Report) was up 1.4% to $28.33 , NuStar Energy (NS - Get Report) was up 0.2% to $67.79, Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP - Get Report) was rising 1% to $57.93, TransMontaigne Partners (TLP - Get Report) was up 1% to $36.38 and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL - Get Report) was up 0.6% to $86.82.
(Published at 2:35 p.m.)
Wheat, corn and soybean futures popped Thursday following a bullish Department of Agriculture crop report.Wheat prices for May delivery jumped 5.1% to $7.64 a bushel and corn for May delivery hit its daily exchange limit of 30 cents. Corn futures rose 4.5% to $6.93 ¼ a bushel. May soybeans added 3% at $14.13 1/4 a bushel.