Stocks were sold in droves as the Congressional supercommittee failed to reach a deal to cut the deficit. The Dow turned negative, dropping 248 points to close at 11547. Stocks dropped even more sharply in Germany and France.
Stocks plunge Monday as budget talks in Washington hit gridlock. The Dow average fell more than 300 points, with all 30 stocks losing value.
The Dow gained 25 points to close at 11796 as investors balanced positive signs for the US economy with a looming deadline for Congress' deficit super committee
The Dow dropped 134 points to close at 11770 amid renewed worries about Europe's debt crisis
The Dow dropped 190.57 points to close at 11905 after Fitch ratings released a report saying that US banks could be "greatly affected" if Europe's debt crisis continues to spread
U.S. stocks face another day of steep losses. The Dow is down 235 points to 11724 in early afternoon trading as Greece takes a vote on unpopular European austerity measures meant to rescue the Greek economy. U.S. stocks on the Nasdaq and S&P indexes are also being hit hard.
The Dow lost 276 points to close at 11955, but it still had its best month in nine years.
Stocks drop 1 percent or more on major European indexes because of concerns about Italian debt. Japan limits losses with yen intervention. US stocks expected to open lower.
U.S. stocks closed with steep losses amid reports that a key meeting of Europe's finance ministers was canceled. The Dow fell 207 points to 11706 as poor corporate earnings felled U.S. stocks.
The Dow gained 104 points to close at 11913. The Nasdaq turned positive for the year, gaining 61 points to end at 2699.