Russian Invasion Shakes U.S. Stocks and Oil Prices

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The U.S. stock market opened in red numbers Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine. Oil prices climbed overnight as investors braced for a major disruption to global energy markets, with the Intercontinental Exchange Brent Crude Oil, the international benchmark, reaching $104.15 a barrel. Biden and Western allies condemned Putin for the invasion and vowed to impose more financial sanctions on key Russian officials, businesses, and industries.