US oil prices top $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014

Staff Writer

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. oil prices crashed through the $70-a-barrel mark on Monday for the first time since late 2014, foreshadowing costlier gasoline and consumer goods.
It's not clear that pricey crude will slow down the economy, however.
The stock market closed slightly higher as investors bet that companies and consumers can cope with the increase, although airlines — a big consumer of fuel — slipped...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.