U.S. stocks fell, halting a two-day advance as energy shares slid with crude oil. Treasuries tumbled the most in two months, while European government debt resumed a selloff amid doubt Greece can resolve its debt problems.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 0.5 percent by 4 p.m. in New York, after closing Friday two points shy of a record. Noble Energy Inc. sank 6.2 percent to lead energy producers to their worst day since January. The euro fell 0.4 percent to $1.1155 in a third day of declines. German and Italian bond yields climbed, and rates on 10-year Treasury notes gained 13 basis points to 2.28 percent, the biggest climb since March 6.