REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovA car drives with a Russian flag on a road outside the Crimean port city of Feodosia March 24, 2014. Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops and their families from Crimea on Monday, effectively acknowledging defeat in the face of Russian forces, who stormed one of the last remaining Ukrainian bases on the peninsula.
The stock markets ended their two-day losing streak.
First, the scoreboard:
- Dow: 16,367.8 (+91.1, +0.5%)
- S&P 500: 1,865.6 (+8.1, +0.4%)
- Nasdaq: 4,234.2, (+7.8, +0.1%)
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