NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower as a slump in utilities offsets a gain in energy stocks.
Investors were also following the latest economic news and negotiations between Greece and its creditors Tuesday.
Treasury yields rose on signs that global inflation may be rising. A report from Europe showed that consumer prices are increasing there for the first time in six months.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,011.
The Standard & Poor's 500 fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,109. The Nasdaq composite fell six points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,076.
PVH, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, rose after beating profit estimates.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.26 percent.