U.S. stocks appeared ready to start the week higher, following news that U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months. Citigroup also turned in better quarterly results than expected early Monday.
The price of crude oil rose Monday as escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions and the resignation of Libya's interim prime minister added to uncertainties about oil supplies.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by a pickup in retail sales last month.
Citigroup rose 4 percent after reporting first-quarter earnings that were better than analysts were expecting.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits.
Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia.