Stocks close volatile quarter mixed: S&P up, Dow down

March 31, 2015 8:37 PM

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Stocks tumbled Tuesday and gave back some of the gains from the previous two sessions as Wall Street closed out a volatile first quarter with mixed results.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18.35 points, or 0.9%, to close at 2067.89 as it managed to hang on to a slight gain of 0.4% for the quarter. The broad-based index has now posted gains for 9 consecutive quarters, its longest quarterly winning streak in 17 years.

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