SHARES OFF: The Dow Jones industrial average Wednesday lost nearly 140 points and the S&P 500 index fell after five days of gains. The S&P is now negative for the year again, after barely turning positive on Friday.
EUROPE WORRIES RESURFACE: The European Central Bank said banks in the continent had parked $590.72 billion with it overnight, surpassing the record set only Monday. That means those banks were less willing to take the risk of making short-term loans to each other, opting instead to earn low interest rates from the ECB.
EURO FALLS: The disclosure also hurt the euro, which fell to $1.291, its lowest level against the dollar since January.