Apple earnings to beat consensus, one analyst says. Also of note: Gold's new high and closing arguments in Rajaratnam insider-trading trial.
Gas prices hit a national average of $3.83 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. Six states now have prices above $4 a gallon.
$4 gas is the average cost per gallon in six US states now. Will $4 gas spread across the country?
Nikkei opens initially lower after second major earthquake hits. Also on the radar: Portugal's $130 billion bailout? Madoff cloud over the Mets.
Japan earthquake drives down major European markets at close. US stocks at midday also down as investors try to evaluate impact of new 7.4 magnitude Japan earthquake.
Oil prices rise above $108 a barrel in Asia. Signs of a strengthening jobs market in the US is behind the boost in oil prices.
The US stock market gained for the week, with the Dow up 3 percent. Investors are regaining confidence in stocks despite developments in Japan, Libya, and Europe.
Oil surges to its highest level since September 2008. Natural gas prices rise, too.
Concerns about rebuilding costs and radiation push Japan's Nikkei down 1.7 percent. But stocks in Europe edge up and US futures point to stronger open.
Japan's stock market index surges 4.4 percent as outlook for Japanese nuclear plant improves. Other stock markets in Asia, Europe little changed