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.
PARIS (Reuters) - The United States Federal Reserve needs to indicate that it will stick to the current plans for winding down its bond-buying programme, a top Fed official said on Monday in Paris.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission is delaying some talks on a new Russian pipeline that would bypass Ukraine to transport natural gas via the Black Sea to southeastern Europe.
(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.