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     American Airlines shares are up 1.95% to $53.69 in trading on Monday as falling oil prices have a positive affect on the airline sector due to oil's relation to jet fuel prices.Industry standard Brent crude for May delivery is down 1.54% to $55.54 per barrel, while West Texas crude for May delivery is also dropping, down 1.02% to $48.37, as oil prices declined today for the second straight ses...

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    Shares of Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) are down by 3.13% to $3.71 in mid-afternoon trading on Monday morning, as today's drop in gold prices sends some mining and related stocks lower today. Gold for June delivery is slipping by 1.23% to $1,185.90 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.

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    Shares of Goldcorp. Gold futures are falling today as a stronger dollar and a rally in equities pulled investors away from the precious metals market, MarketWatch reports. Gold for June delivery is slumping by 1.32% to $1,184.90 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon. The dollar is up by 0.58% today, according to the Wall Street Journal dollar index.

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    Shares of oil drilling company Transocean (RIG) were falling 1.5% to $14.27 Monday as oil prices fell after rebounding late last week, and despite an upgrade to "neutral" from "reduce" by Global Hunter Securities. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 1% to $48.36 a barrel early Monday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for May delivery was down 1.4% to $55.61 a barrel.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) are lower by 0.50% to $13.99 in early afternoon trading on Monday, as declining oil prices drive some energy and related stocks into the red today. Oil prices are slumping today as officials from Iran and six world powers meet in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the possibility of a deal relating to Tehran's nuclear program, Reuters reports.

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    Shares of Whiting Petroleum (WLL) were falling 2.9% to $29.61 Monday as oil prices fell after rebounding late last week. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 1.2% to $48.28 a barrel early Monday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for May delivery was down 1.5% to $55.56 a barrel.

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    Shares of IAMGOLD (IAG) were falling 5.9% to $1.90 Monday as gold prices were falling for the second day in a row. Gold prices were down 1.4% to $1,183.80 an ounce on the Comex Monday morning after calling as low as $1,182 an ounce earlier in the day.

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    Stocks recaptured positive territory on the penultimate day of first-quarter trading with the energy sector leading the way. The S&P 500 added 1.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its biggest one day gain since early February, gaining 1.5% or 272 points. "Last week we saw a fairly significant pullback in the S&P 500. Energy stocks led markets higher despite a decline in crude oil prices.

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    Shares of Energy XXI Ltd. (EXXI) are retreating by 0.96% to $3.60 in late morning trading on Monday, as some energy and other related stocks slip today due to the decline in the price of oil. Crude oil is falling by 1.08% to $48.34 per barrel and Brent crude is slumping by 1.36% to $55.34 per barrel this morning, according to the CNBC.com index.

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    Shares of oil company Halcon Resources (HK) were falling 8.7% to $1.51 Monday as oil prices fell after rebounding late last week. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 1.5% to $48.15 a barrel Monday morning, and Brent crude oil for May delivery was down 1.2% to $55.75 a barrel.

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    * TSX up 131.17 points, or 0.89 percent, at 14,943.59. * Nine of 10 main index sectors advance. * Catamaran jumps 25 percent on takeover deal. By John Tilak. Canada's main stock index climbed on Monday, supported by advances in the financial sector and a jump in Catamaran Corp (CTRX) after UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) agreed to buy the pharmacy benefit manager.

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    opened sharply higher on Monday, with the Dow industrials rising triple digits shortly after the opening bell. Monday's solid gains followed a rally on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's dovish comments lent support to the bulls. The S&P 500 opened 16 points, or 0.8%, higher at 2,077. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 217 points, or 1.2%, to 17,922. The Nasdaq Composite began the session up 37 points, or 0.8%, to 4,928..

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    * M&A deal lifts sentiment; biotech coming off big weekly decline. * UnitedHealth (UNH) unit to buy Catamaran; Horizon to buy Hyperion. * Indexes up: Dow 1.5 pct, S&P 1.1 pct, Nasdaq 1 pct. By Ryan Vlastelica. U.S. stocks rallied more than 1 percent on Monday, with biotech stocks among the most active names amid a number of major deals in the space.

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    Stocks rallied into the holiday-shortened week with all major indexes on Monday returning to positive territory for the year. UnitedHealth (UNH) said it would buy pharmacy-benefit management company Catamaran for $12.8 billion, or $61.50 a share, a 27% premium to Catamaran's recent close.

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    U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as four M&A deals in the biotech sector lifted market sentiment after the worst weekly decline for the S&P 500 in two months. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 105.5 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,818.16, the S&P 500 gained 9.5 points, or 0.46 percent, to 2,070.52 and the Nasdaq Composite added 31.30 points, or 0.64 percent, to 4,922.52.

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    Stock futures were setting up for a nice bounce to begin the week following a deluge of big pharma M&A deals on Monday morning. S&P 500 futures added 0.49%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 0.6%, and Nasdaq futures popped 0.65%. . Leading markets higher, UnitedHealth (UNH) said it would buy pharmacy-benefit management company Catamaran for $12.8 billion, a 27% premium to its recent close.

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    U.S. stocks climbed more than 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares. Also boosting investors' risk appetite, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by hopes for more infrastructure spending and monetary policy easing.

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    * M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth (UNH) unit to buy Catamaran. * Weakness in oil and strength in dollar could be a concern. * Futures up: Dow 88 pts, S&P 9.25 pts, Nasdaq 28.25 pts. By Ryan Vlastelica. U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, pointing to a second straight daily gain as a trio of M&A deals lifted sentiment after a recent bout of weakness.