SINGAPORE Oil prices fell 3 percent in Asian trade on Tuesday, with investors covering short positions and taking profits after Brent and U.S.
Last week, it looked like markets had bullied the US Federal Reserve into delaying interest rate increases, but over the weekend one of the central bank's most senior and respected policymakers fought back.
Gold rose after a factory gauge in China shrank to a three-year low, signaling a deeper slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and casting doubt on when the U.S.
Shoppers were happy to show off the Blue Bell ice cream made in Alabama but sold in Brenham as cartons were stocked early Monday in parts of Texas.
The stock market closed out its worst month in more than three years on a down note. Stocks fell broadly in Monday trading, with the exception of energy shares, which reversed an early slump after the price of crude oil surged.