U.S. markets eke out tiny gains, led by energy

U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains Monday as news of several corporate deals helped lift the market. Energy stocks led the gainers as the price of crude oil rose for the fifth day in a row. Phone companies were the biggest laggard. Gold fell and the dollar weakened versus the yen and euro. “There’s not a lot of impetus to move markets today,” said David Schiegoleit, managing director at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank. “The market is just biding time until we get more data.” The Stan...

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