Stocks Waver Ahead of Earnings

Aluminum giant Alcoa was set to post quarterly results after the close, while investors eyed news from Disney and Wal-Mart. Crude futures topped $68

Stocks finished mostly lower Monday, continuing Friday's weakness as markets focused on first-quarter earnings season. Treasury yields near multi-year highs and higher oil prices created an inflationary scenario, hampering equities, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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