April 20 (Reuters) - Gold prices firmed above the $2,000 level again on Thursday as the dollar and Treasury yields pulled back after soft U.S. data pointed to the economic toll of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-hike cycle, strengthening the case for an imminent pause.

Spot gold climbed 0.6% to $2,004.59 per ounce by 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), after hitting a two-week low of $1969.1 in the previous session. U.S. gold futures rose 0.4% to $2,016.00...[LINK]