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    A look at how Tesla stock performs after Musk's tweets. He did it again: at the stroke of a tweet on Monday, Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk pushed Tesla's shares about 4% higher, boosting the electric-car maker's market capitalization by $1.3 billion from the day's trough to peak. Here's how Tesla's shares reacted compared with the S&P 500 index on that fairly lucrative Monday:.

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    U.S. stocks climbed just 0.4% in the first quarter of 2015, and despite strong labor reports, economic data has been relatively disappointing. According to Russell Price, senior economist for Ameriprise Financial (AMP), the strong labor market could eventually lead to strong economic results, as consumers gain financial strength and increase spending.

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    * Oil prices weaken for third straight day. * Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. * Nasdaq in longest-ever streak of quarterly gains. * Dow down 1.1 pct, S&P 500 down 0.9 pct, Nasdaq down 0.9 pct. By Caroline Valetkevitch.

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    Treasurys declined for five consecutive quarters, marking the longest period of quarterly declines in benchmark yields dating back to 2001.. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note declined 24.3 basis points to 1.930% this quarter, according to Tradeweb. That is the largest quarterly drop since the third quarter of 2012..

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     Shares of Seadrill Ltd. (SDRL) closed down by 3.11% to $9.35 on Tuesday afternoon, as some stocks within the energy sector were pushed into the red today due to the slump in oil prices. The commodity was falling today as a result of the Iranian nuclear program discussions taking place in Switzerland between the Middle Eastern country and six world powers.

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     UTi Worldwide shares are falling sharply in after-hours trading on Tuesday, down 14.4% to $10.53, following the release of the company's fourth quarter financial results after the closing bell today.The Long Beach, CA-based supply chain services and solutions company reported that fourth quarter revenue decreased 10% to $964.6 million compared to $1.071 billion last year.

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    By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. Pre-earnings season jitters set in. NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks closed with sizable losses Tuesday, leaving the Dow industrials in the red for the year's first quarter.

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    * Oil prices weaken for third straight day. * Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. * Nasdaq in longest-ever streak of quarterly gains. * Dow down 1.1 pct, S&P 500 down 0.9 pct, Nasdaq down 0.9 pct. By Caroline Valetkevitch.

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    Shares of Synnex were falling 3.3% to $74.70 after-hours Tuesday after the IT supply chain services company missed analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter. Synnex reported earnings of $1.46 a share for the first quarter, below analysts' estimates of $1.52 a share.

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    Stock markets slumped into the close on Tuesday, enough to erase gains for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average for the first quarter of 2015. The S&P 500 and Dow both declined slightly for the quarter against a backdrop of continued declines in oil prices, a higher U.S. dollar, mixed domestic data, and a resurgence of volatility, while the Nasdaq finished slightly up for the quarter.

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks closed with sizable losses Tuesday, leaving the Dow industrials with a slight decline for the year's first quarter. Some analysts blamed the session's drop on expectations for disappointing first- quarter earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 200.19 points, or 1.1%, at 17,776.12, and the blue-chip gauge ended down nearly 0.3% for the quarter, according to preliminary FactSet data.

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    Shares of Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC) are down by 2.40% to $2.23 in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, as falling gold prices pushed some mining and related stocks lower today. Gold for June delivery is slipping by 0.19% to $1,183 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon. The price of the precious metal is declining as a result of stronger dollar.

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    Exxon Mobil (XOM) shares are down 0.57% to $85.13 in trading on Tuesday as oil prices continued their decline in trading today as the nuclear talks with Iran move closer to their Tuesday deadline.Iran and a Western coalition led by the U.S. are in talks over the country's nuclear enrichment program which has been under scrutiny for years.

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    Shares of Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) are down by 1.89% to $10.93 in mid-afternoon trading on Tuesday, as some mining stocks retreat today due to the decline in the price of gold. Gold for June delivery is slipping by 0.23% to $1,182.60 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.

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    The quarter is ending and stocks are lower Tuesday. But Najarian is looking to play defense, not offense and thinks investors should buy portfolio protection as long as volatility -- as seen by the CBOE Volatility Index  -- remains low. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    Shares of BP plc (BP) are falling by 1.56% to $39.22 in mid-afternoon trading on Tuesday, as some energy stocks decline along with the price of oil. Oil is in the red today as Iran and six world powers are in their second and final day of discussions regarding a deal outlining the nuclear program in Tehran, which could result in a rise in oil exports out of the country if Western sanctions are lifted.

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    * Oil prices weaken for third straight day. * Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. * Nasdaq set for longest-ever streak of quarterly gains. * Dow down 0.6 pct, S&P 500 down 0.4 pct, Nasdaq down 0.5 pct. By Caroline Valetkevitch.

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    Shares of Chevron Corp. (CVX) are down by 1.23% to $105.58 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, as some energy and related stocks take a hit today due to the declining price of oil. Crude oil is lower by 0.88% to $48.25 per barrel and Brent crude is slipping by 1.03% to $55.73 per barrel this afternoon, according to the CNBC.com index.