U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed. Major indexes also posted losses for the month, but ended the quarter with gains.
The S&P energy index .SPNY was down 1.2 percent on Tuesday following a more than 3 percent drop in U.S. oil prices. The S&P materials index .SPLRMA also fell 1.2 percent. Shares of Chevron CVX.N, down 1 percent at $119.32, were the biggest drag on the S&P 500.