(CNBC) U.S. stocks ended off session lows Thursday, the final trading day of the holiday-shortened week, as oil prices recovered from session lows and the U.S. dollar gave back some gains. ( Tweet This )
The major averages still posted a weekly decline of about half a percent, ending five straight weeks of gains. Fed officials' comments on the possibility of raising rates as soon as April supported a reversal in the U.S. dollar index that weighed on commodities.
"You've got a combination of a pivot in a long-term run in both the dollar and oil and that's going to pressure equities," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.
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