US stocks : Economic data bolsters shares, but Apple plunges, S&P crosses 1,500 after 2007
U.S. crude futures rose 72 cents to settle $95.95 a barrel.
The yen tumbled against the dollar, snapping a three-day advance, after a Japanese economic official said the government has no problem with the dollar hitting 100 yen.
The Japanese currency has weakened to about 90 per dollar from 80 since November on expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will force the central bank to ease monetary policy to combat deflation.
The dollar was up 1.57 percent at 89.98 against the yen, while the euro rose 0.41 percent at $1.3371.
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