A monthly gauge of optimism among U.S. small business owners has increased on more upbeat expectations for capital outlays, inventories and sales, according to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on Tuesday.
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index registered 102.4 in October, up 0.6 point from the prior month, said the report.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.12 percent at 98.3158 in late trading.
In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1009 dollars from 1.1033 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound increased to 1.2855 dollars from 1.2854 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was down to 0.6842 dollar from 0.6852 dollar.
The U.S. dollar bought 108.96 Japanese yen, lower than 109.02 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar was down to 0.9923 Swiss franc from 0.9931 Swiss franc, and it was down to 1.3222 Canadian dollars from 1.3223 Canadian dollars.