Why the Dow's Tanking Today

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Well, that didn't take long. Remember how U.S. stock markets largely shook off their nerves about the future of Greece? Not anymore. Despite getting some positive housing news on the home front, fears about the future of Greece and the larger European Union have markets rattled once again today. Indeed, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is sharply in the red today, with several of its major components plummeting precipitously as well. Investors everywhere are clearly rattled, so listen on to exactly why stocks are ailing in our midday market update.

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