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Oil, Stock Prices Rise Monday

Oil and stock market prices made strong gains Monday, recovering some of the value they lost as oil prices plunged 70 percent during the past year-and-a-half. In afternoon trading, U.S. stocks rose 1.4 percent or more.  In Europe, by the close of trading, key indexes were up 1.5 percent or more.  Earlier, Asian shares advanced nine-tenths of a percent on key indexes in Japan and Hong Kong. Reports in the financial press said investors reacted to a report that the number of...

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