Stocks Rise as Oil Tumbles

Crude futures fell below $71. Investors awaited key reports on the labor market and inflation later in the week

Stocks finished higher Monday as investors digested a drop in crude oil futures and buzzing M&A news. But trading was slow ahead of a raft of economic reports this week that could determine the Federal Reserve's course at its Sept. 20 interest-rate meeting, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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