The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 203.9 points, or 1.6%, at 12,759, making for the index's first triple-digit decline this year. All 30 Dow components closed in the red except Intel. The S&P 500 was down 21 points, or 1.5%, at 1343, and the Nasdaq finished behind by 40.2 points, or 1.4%, at 2,910. Basic materials, consumer cyclical stocks and financials were among the sectors posting the biggest losses as the CBOE volatility index jumped 16.2% to 20.97.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks saw their biggest one-day drop in nearly three months as the markets digested more evidence that Europe is sliding deeper into the doldrums and dragging down the pace of global growth.
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