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Global Bonds Tumble as Deflation Concerns Ease; S&P 500 Retreats

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Treasuries fell with European bonds as oil’s rally above $60 a barrel added to signs of incipient inflation, while concern rose that Greece won’t be able to resolve its debt crisis. U.S. stocks tumbled the most in more than a month amid a retreat in global equities.

Yields on 10-year Treasury notes rose four basis points to 2.19 percent by 5 p.m. in New York, extending an eight-week high as U.S. crude jumped 2.5 percent to $60.40 a barrel. German bonds resumed losses, while Spanish debt tumbled with Greek stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 1.2 percent, the steepest drop since March 25. European equities slid to the lowest level since March 10. Copper entered a bull market.