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Stock market volatility sends money into Treasurys

NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices rose, sending interest rates lower, as the latest bout of volatility on world stock markets made investors more risk-averse.

Stock markets ended mostly lower in the U.S. and Europe Tuesday after the euro hit another four-year low against the dollar.

Investors are still not convinced that Europe will be able to contain a debt crisis that started in Greece and has been showing signs of spreading to other weak European countries like Portugal and Spain.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, a widely used benchmark for consumer loans, edged down to 3.27 percent from 3.29 percent Friday. U.S. markets were closed Monday for Memorial Day.

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