(NEW YORK) -- Worry about debt a half a world away forced the markets down here in the U.S.
The Dow closed down 179 points, the Nasdaq lost 47 and the S&P gave up 22.
Stocks tumbled early Wednesday after the Greek government became divided over an austerity plan. It is designed to get the European country out of the red and to allow it to receive international aid. On Monday, Standard & Poor's lowered Greece's credit rating from B to CCC, making it the lowest-rated in the world.
Investors who got in on Pandora's IPO made a little money back on the stock and then lost some. Shares of the Internet radio company opened for the first time Wednesday at $16, jumped to above $20, then closed to under $18.
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