A photo illustration shows U.S. Dollar and euro banknotes in Vienna March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Oil prices slid Tuesday on concerns of a persistent global supply glut while United States and European political worries combined to subdue investor sentiment and weaken equity markets around the world.The S&P 500 lost 2.84 points, or 0.12 percent, to 2,412.98 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.84 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,206.35 .In Europe, the panregional FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares fell 0.23 percent to close at a provisional 1,533.49 . The dollar index was down 0.18 percent at 97.271, while the euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.1186 .Benchmark 10-year Treasurys were last up 7/32 in price to yield 2.2237 percent.
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