US stocks sank Wednesday following the paths of markets in Asia and Europe amid a rise in turmoil in the eurozone.
At the end of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 44.04 points (0.33 percent) at 13,413.51.
The S&P 500 lost 8.27 (0.57 percent) at 1,433.32, while the Nasdaq Composite shed 24.03 points (0.77 percent) at 3,093.70.
"Some malevolent forces are rearing their ugly head again," said Patrick O'Hare at Briefing.com.
"In particular, worries about the eurozone are front and center as protests over austerity measures flare up in Spain and Greece. Meanwhile, the US equity market seems to be recoiling at the thought that central bank support might not be the saving grace many had hoped it would be."