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Wall St. retreats but S&P, Nasdaq post quarterly gains

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise.

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EU regulators query Luxembourg on McDonald's tax deals: source

BRUSSELS - European Union antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for information on its tax rulings for McDonald's after labor unions accused the U.S. fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday.

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Berkshire Hathaway Automotive looks to expand in U.S.: chairman

DETROIT - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc wants to purchase more U.S. auto dealerships to expand the company's automotive dealer venture, Larry Van Tuyl, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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