The House has passed a bill that could permanently lower North Dakota's oil and gas tax rate and eliminate any further tax cuts that are pegged to the price of oil.
Emerging-market stocks rose for the first time in three days as telecommunications companies rallied and a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong rebounded from its steepest loss in three months.
Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open higher on Tuesday, extending the rally into session. Earnings news from tech giant IBM was received well by the markets, with the stock trading up in after hours.
New York - Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday after China moved to stimulate its slowing economy while investors bought up technology stocks on cautious optimism on upcoming earnings reports.
MANNHEIM, Germany, April 21 (Reuters) - German analysts and investors polled by the ZEW think tank are not overly optimistic about the chances of boosting the rate of growth much in Europe's economy next year, when they expect output to rise about 1.8 ...