Global Markets: U.S. Loses Early Gains

Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

The U. S. markets are down after losing early gains. Financials weigh on the markets and an explosion at an Apple components factory in Shanghai creates concerns over iPad 2 production. Kingdom Holdings invests big in Twitter. And homebuilder sentiment rises for the third straight month, according to the NAHB.