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A decline in bond prices since the beginning of the year also has slowed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, rose 3 basis points to 1.98 percent. The yield was 1.71 percent at the beginning of the year.

Among other stocks making big moves:

• Masco jumped $2.41, or 14 percent, to $20.23 after the home improvement and building products company reported earnings that beat analysts’ expectations thanks to strong demand in North America.

• Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of credit and business data, fell $5.51, or 6.5 percent, to $79.75 after the company reported that a fourth-quarter profit that came in below market expectations.