Materials Flat As Traders Hedge On Dollar View -- Materials Roundup

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Shares of miners and other commodities were more or less flat as traders hedged their bets on the outlook for the dollar and trade.

Risks of a trade war between the U.S. and China are rising, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Many domestic steel makers, including U.S. Steel, are hoping for a ruling from U.S. authorities on whether protecting the American industry is in national-security interests.

The dollar is close to a multiyear low against a basket of currencies, amid fears that a standoff on immigration reform will lead to a shutdown of the U.S. government.

--Rob Curran,

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January 18, 2018 16:22 ET (21:22 GMT)