Dow 20,000 Remains Elusive but Index on Track for 6th Straight up Week

The blue chips are on track for a 6th straight up week but the milestone of Dow 20,000 remains elusive.
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The U.S. dollar is closing in on parity with the Euro. U.S. travelers to Europe may soon be able to exchange dollars for euros on an almost one to one basis, an extraordinary shift from early 2014, when one euro was worth $1.40. Meanwhile, the blue chips are on track for a 6th straight up week but the milestone of Dow 20,000 remains elusive. Facebook ( (FB) - Get Report ) is going to start fact checking, labeling and burying fake news and hoaxes in the newsfeed. The company says it has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations that are part of an international fact-checking network led by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism. It will make it easier to report news stories that are fake. Microsoft ( (MSFT) - Get Report ) is teaming with TomTom to ensure the next generation of cars comes with some quality maps. The deal will see location based services integrated into Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.