sales data supported his second-half recovery thesis. The March Canadian dollar settled unchanged at 65.72 cents vs. the U.S. dollar. March crude settled $0.15 lower at $30.36.
After strong gains Monday, European markets ended lower Tuesday. The London Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index finished down 12.90 points, or 0.21%, to 6,228.50. In Germany, the DAX Index closed down 6.98 points, or 0.11%, to 6,557.93. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 ended down 20.45 points, or 0.36%, to 5,739.03.
Asia's markets finished on a mixed note. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index finished down 148.13 points, or 1.10%, to 13,274.70, amid uncertainty around corporate earnings due in the next few weeks. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, meanwhile, ended up 149.61 points, or 0.95%, to 3,286.70.