NEW YORK -- Pope Benedict XVI will step down for health reasons on Feb. 28, a Vatican spokesman said Monday.Pope Benedict, 85, served for eight years. The Vatican spokesman said a new pope should be in place before Easter.
U.S. stock futures are set for solid gains and European stocks soar after the first round of France's elections put centrist Emmanuel Macron in the lead for the presidency.
U.S. stock futures rise slightly Friday after General Electric tops earnings forecasts while European shares decline ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election.
U.S. stock futures are rising Thursday after oil prices rebound and tensions with North Korea ease.
U.S. stock futures are rising Wednesday after earnings from Morgan Stanley top analysts' forecasts.