NEW YORK�U.S. stocks fell Monday as sluggish economic data from Asia and lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine put investors on the defensive.
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks edged off a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude oil tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.
US stocks declined after weak data in Asia and after Federal Reserve official Charles Plosser said the central bank may have to speed up stimulus tapering.
Warsaw - Germany's reliance on Russian natural gas poses a threat to European sovereignty, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warned Monday amid rising East-West tensions over Ukraine.
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) on Monday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in comparable global sales for February, hurt again by slow business in the United States.