U.S. stocks fluctuated as an attempt to correct a two-day selloff outweighed steep losses in the energy sector on Tuesday. Crude oil prices closed in the red for the fourth straight session. Worries over the U.S. have persisted since the beginning of the year, but Bank of America remains skeptical we're heading into a recession. Analysts at the bank said the odds of the U.S. falling into recession in the next year are only at 25%. Viacom (VIA.B) slumped after reporting a 10% decline in profit in its first quarter. The media company was hurt most by a $146 million loss at its Paramount Pictures film unit after failing to produce a box office hit in the past quarter. Monsanto (MON) has agreed to pay $80 million to settle an investigation into accounting violations. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from Wall Street.
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