Stocks Fell in Early Trading

U.S. stocks were lower in the early trading on Monday as investors digested news on tariffs and trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 21.46 points, or 0.08%, to 28,029.95. The S&P 500 was down 6.65 points, or 0.21%, to 3,134.33. The Nasdaq Composite declined 34.15 points, or 0.39%, to 8,631.32.

Oil futures rose Monday, buoyed after signs of a rebound in manufacturing activity in China as well as the potential for OPEC and its allies to agree on deeper production cuts when they meet later this week. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery rose $1.22, or 2.2%, to $56.39 a barrel, while February Brent crude advanced $1.31, or 2.2%, to $61.80 a barrel.

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