Concerns about the ability of Greece, Spain, and Portugal to pay their debts caused the Dow Jones Industrial average to drop more than 100 points, closing below 10000 for the first time since early November.
As American businesses look globally for profit, they see glimmers of financial improvement.
Ireland says 'yes' to Lisbon Treaty. Reforms will give European Union a unified foreign policy, and a permanent president.
The International Monetary Fund raises its 2010 forecast for economic growth.
The index of consumer confidence has dipped in three of the past four months, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.