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U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening.
U.S. builders started work on more homes and apartments last month and requested more permits to build single-family homes. The increases suggest the battered housing market is healing.
A collection of worrying news out of Europe sent stocks sharply lower on Monday.
Americans bought fewer previously owned homes in March, a reminder that the housing market remains weak.
In a major shift, the Federal Reserve will start announcing four times a year how long it plans to keep short-term interest rates at current levels, according to minutes from its December policy meeting.
Stocks rose sharply Tuesday in the first trading of 2012 after investors returned from the holiday and found encouraging economic reports from the United States and around the world.
The stock market fell Monday after a jump in Italy's borrowing costs reminded investors of how much work remains to be done to contain Europe's debt problems.
Not even a string of better earnings reports could stave off worries about debt on Monday.