Stocks close mostly lower as large-company stocks fall; Vertex lifts biotechnology sector

  • by: KEN SWEET , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 4:55 PM

NEW YORK — The stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.

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