Stocks declined Monday as crude dropped below $80 a barrel and Merck & Co. narrowed its 2014 outlook.
Wall Street looked set for a higher market open on Tuesday, as traders eyed earnings from DuPont, Pfizer and Facebook.
Gold settled lower ahead of this week's Fed meeting, with a retreat in the dollar and a softer tone to stocks helping the metal.
The euro recovered lost ground in rangebound trade on Monday, boosted by weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data.
Oil prices settled modestly lower after touching a 28-month low earlier after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts.
Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.
Asian shares were mixed on Monday following gains on Wall Street and results from the European Central Bank's stress tests.
Stocks rose Friday amid earnings from Microsoft and Amazon and others.
Wall Street looked set for a lower open on Monday, as traders focused on big third-quarter earnings from Merck, T-Mobile US and Twitter.
European shares traded lower, amid concerns about the results of Europe's bank stress tests and the first Ebola case in New York.
Gold edged lower and closed down for the week as rallying equity markets and strong US economic data dented demand for the precious metal.
Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Friday on news of strong supply from OPEC producers and as a case of Ebola in New York spooked equities markets.
The euro rallied on Friday ahead of an official report on the health of the euro zone's main banks as investors covered short-positions.
U.S. sovereign bond prices have risen slightly as investor sentiment was shaken on news of the first confirmed Ebola case in New York.
Asian equities were mixed on the last trading day of the week as concerns over Ebola and China offset gains on Wall Street.
Stocks surged Thursday after Caterpillar boosted its profit outlook.
U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.
European shares enjoyed a late-stage rally after better-than-expected economic data and in spite of worries over lackluster earnings.
Gold fell around 1 percent as stronger-than-expected economic data and upbeat corporate results boosted global equity markets.
The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, with an underpinning of promising data.
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