[Xinhua] Is a strong U.S. dollar a downside `surprise`?

The U.S. dollar rebounded more than half a percent early Friday after trading lower in the previous session. What does a stronger dollar mean to U.S. consumers and businesses? Does the rising dollar present threats to the country`s economy?
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