Crude futures settle sharply higher
The S&P 500 is trading back near session highs with a 1.3% gain. The Russell 2000 is up 1.7%. One last look at the S&P 500 sectors shows green across the board. The energy sector (+3.8%) leads with a 4% gain while the utilities sector (+0.1%) clings onto a slim 0.1% gain. WTI crude futures settled higher by 2.5%, or $1.75, to $72.26/bbl.