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    Michael Kors closes out quarter as worst loser. Tuesday marked the end of the second quarter and both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fared poorly, closing down marginally lower as investors fretted about the timing of the Federal Reserve's lift-off and the mediocre U.S. economy. Only the Nasdaq Composite bucked the trend to climb 1.8%.

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    Australian stocks shook higher in early Wednesday trading, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% an hour into the session thanks in large part to the big banks, among the most heavily weighted components on the benchmark. Commonwealth Bank of Australia rose 1.1%, National Australia Bank Ltd. added 0.9%, Australia& New Zealand Banking Group gained 0.7% and Westpac Banking Corp. advanced 0.5%, bouncing off recent Greece-related losses amid possible bargain hunting.

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    By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch. Main indexes record monthly and quarterly losses. The S&P 500 ended Tuesday's volatile session slightly higher, as investors were whipsawed by the vagaries of Greece's episodic debt negotiations.

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    rebounded on Tuesday with the main indexes recouping some of the deep losses from the previous session. The bounce was fueled by news that Greece and its lenders may find a last-minute measure to avert a default. The S&P 500 opened 13 points, or 0.6%, higher to 2,070. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 106 points, or 0.6%, to 17,701. The Nasdaq Composite gained 35 points, or 0.7% to 4,994..

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    ended Tuesday's choppy session slightly higher, as investors reacted to Greece headlines, but deep losses during the previous trading day resulted in monthly and quarterly losses for the main indexes. The S&P 500 ended the quarter lower, ending a nine-quarter winning streak. Monthly losses for both the S&P 500 and Dow industrials were biggest since January, 2.1% and 2.2% respectively.

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    * U.S. Treasuries market set for worst quarter since 2010 * Conflicting reports on Greece debt deal before referendum * Weaker-than-expected U.S. data support bids for U.S. bonds * U.S. economy near full employment - Fed's Fischer By Richard Leong NEW YORK, June 30 - U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday, closing a rough quarter, as hopes of a last-minute deal between Greece and its creditors ...

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    * Greece submits new aid proposal to creditors. * June U.S. consumer confidence rises more than expected. * Home prices rise slower than expected in April. * Indexes up: Dow 0.13 pct, S&P 0.27 pct, Nasdaq 0.57 pct. By Sinead Carew.

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    Micron Technology (MU) is the worst performing stock in the S&P 500 this year, but other bad performers include energy and consumer companies. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% for the first half of the year. Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points.

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    Sony (SNE) shares closed trading down 6.44% to $28.41 on Tuesday following its announcement that it was raising $3.6 billion by issuing new shares and bonds.The company will offer 92 million shares of common stock to raise $2.6 billion in an offering scheduled for August 17.Additionally, the Japanese company will offer about $1 billion in 30 percent callable unsecured convertible bonds in Japan."The ...

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    What a difference a day makes. The S&P 500 rose 0.26%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.13% and the Nasdaq increased 0.57%, following a major selloff in all the indices on Monday, when the Dow lost 350 points. For the quarter, the Dow is down 0.9% and 1.15% for the year.

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    After a strong first quarter, U.S. fixed-income investors are bracing to end the second quarter on a weak note, weighed down by rising Treasury yields and a continued flood of supply. Total issuance of investment-grade and high-yield bonds, including financial institutions, came to about $473 billion in the period, according to Dealogic data, up from $465 billion a year ago. That has pushed the year-to-date total to$ 934.2 billion from $864.6 billion a year ago, showing borrowers...

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    * Greece submits new aid proposal to creditors. * Malta PM: Greece willing to suspend referendum if talks resume -report. * June U.S. consumer confidence rises more than expected. * Home prices rise slower than expected in April. * Indexes up: Dow 0.29 pct, S&P 0.46 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct. By Sinead Carew.

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    Shares of Suncor Energy (SU) were gaining 1.7% to $27.72 Tuesday as oil prices were gaining, rebounding after four days of losses. WTI crude oil for August delivery was up 2.14% to $59.58 a barrel Tuesday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for August delivery was up 3.76% to $63.72 a barrel.

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    Shares of IAMGOLD Corp (IAG) were stalling, down 0.96% to $2.06 in afternoon trading Tuesday, as gold prices slump to trade in negative territory. U.S. gold futures for August delivery were lower by 0.65% to $1,171.30 an ounce as of 1:49 p.m. ET today, while spot gold was barely changed at $1,172.01 an ounce.

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    * Greece submits new aid proposal to creditors. * June U.S. consumer confidence rises more than expected. * Home prices rise slower than expected in April. * Indexes up: Dow 0.28 pct, S&P 0.36 pct, Nasdaq 0.61 pct. By Sweta Singh.