Stocks Fall on Interest-Rate Worries

A key inflation indicator rose, accompanied by gains in manufacturing activity and construction spending. Crude futures neared $75

Stocks finished lower Tuesday, though above their weakest levels of the session, as a set of strong economic data stoked concerns that the Federal Reserve may have to continue raising interest rates. Friday's nonfarm payrolls report could prove to be crucial, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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