MORE GREECE: Unrest in Greece rattled global financial markets Wednesday and stocks fell the most since June 1. Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Athens to protest government cutbacks required by international lenders.
MANUFACTURING: A report on manufacturing in the New York area also came in far below forecasts.
THE INDEXES: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 178.84 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 11,897.27. The S&P 500 index fell 22.45, or 1.7 percent, to 1,265.42. The Nasdaq fell 47.26, or 1.8 percent, to 2,631.46.