Independence Day falls on Sunday this year, so U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday.
Trading in oil futures
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and other energy products on the New York Mercantile Exchange will resume at its regular time of 6 p.m. Eastern Monday.
The holiday may feel especially festive this year: after being cooped up for the past year, nearly 44 million Americans are expected to take to the road, even as gas prices hit their highest since 2014 and rental cars remain scarce.
But there’s still reason to be cautious: public-health officials are nervously watching the new delta variant of COVID-19, which has now been found in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Gatherings of fans for the Euro 2020…