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-Wall Street falls to the lowest close this month.
-The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 95 points to 12,385
-A slump in overseas markets helps set the tone amid growing concern that the European bank "stress tests" weren't stringent enough.
-In the U.S., few signs of a breakthrough in Washington's debt negotiations.
-Halliburton rallies early but finishes just 4 cents higher to 53.12. The company reports second-quarter earnings and revenue that tops forecasts.
-Crude-oil closes at $95.93 a barrel.
-Gold sets another record close of $1,602/ounce.