The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
Technology and consumer-focused companies are leading stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street.
Apple rose 1 percent in early trading Monday while Facebook rose 0.8 percent.
European markets were also higher following a strong German economic survey that reinforced hopes that the region's recovery is gaining momentum.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,447.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 21,468. The Nasdaq gained 33 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,299.