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* Simon Property drops on bleak outlook
* L Brands falls on plans to split into two public cos
* Energy stocks fall as oil prices slide
* Indexes down: Dow 1.29%, S&P 0.97%, Nasdaq 0.45%

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By Medha Singh and Sruthi Shankar
May 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fell for a
second straight session and the S&P 500 hit a one-month low on
Tuesday, as investors feared that rising inflation could push
the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy faster than
The outperformers of 2020, Apple AAPL.O , Inc
AMZN.O , Microsoft Corp MSFT.O , Google-parent Alphabet Inc
GOOGL.O and Tesla Inc TSLA.O fell between 0.8% and 2.4%,
weighing the most on the benchmark index.
The yield on benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury note
US10YT=RR ticked up to session high of 1.631% ahead of
consumer price index report on Wednesday.
Investors have grown wary of fast price rises even though
the central bank has repeatedly said it views any inflation that
occurs to be transitory. US/
"There is a real debate on whether this increase in
inflation is transitory, and how it's going to play through,"
said Jonathan Golub, chief U.S. equity strategist at Credit
"There is a certain level of inflation that will make
(markets) uncomfortable, even if the Fed doesn't respond."
Rapid vaccinations, massive fiscal and monetary support and
a better-than-expected quarterly earnings season had lifted the
S&P 500 and the Dow to record closing highs as early as Friday.
However, on Tuesday, the CBOE volatility index .VIX jumped
to its highest in two months to 23 points and all major S&P
sectors moved to the red.
The energy index .SPNY saw the biggest slide of 1.9% due
to weaker oil prices. O/R
At 11:49 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI
was down 449.23 points, or 1.29%, at 34,293.59, the S&P 500
.SPX was down 40.71 points, or 0.97%, at 4,147.72. The Nasdaq
Composite .IXIC was down 60.18 points, or 0.45%, at 13,341.67.

Simon Property Group Inc SPG.N fell 3.4% after the U.S.
mall operator said it does not expect a return to 2019 occupancy
levels until next year or 2023, as it looks to play hardball in
rent negotiations with tenants. L Brands Inc LB.N fell 4.6% after the retailer said it
will split into two publicly traded companies, Bath & Body Works
and Victoria's Secret, deciding against a sale of its lingerie
brand. Declining issues outnumbered advancers for a 4.24-to-1 ratio
on the NYSE and for a 2.12-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
The S&P index recorded four new 52-week highs and one new
low, while the Nasdaq recorded 14 new highs and 209 new lows.


US STOCKS-Inflation fears push S&P 500 to one-month low

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