Employees of the Stock Exchange walk near to a Christmas tree, as a display board shows the losses for Greek shares in Athens on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Shares fell in Europe and Greek debt yields rose Monday after the parliament in Athens rejected the government's presidential candidate, setting the stage for an election that anti-bailout party Syriza could win.Stocks in Athens plunged as much as 11.3 percent and yields on 10-year government bonds spiked to their highest since September 2013 .The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 4.35 points, or 0.21 percent, at 2,093.12 . The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 6.39 points, or 0.13 percent, at 4,813.25 .The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.1 percent and an MSCI gauge of major equity markets edged up 0.2 percent.The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note was up 14/32, its yield at 2.1986 percent.
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