Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stock markets on Tuesday. Most of the damage was felt in Europe, which fell sharply after a closely watched gauge of business activity for the region fell to a nine-month low. The disappointing news about Europe's economy also weighed down Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower and finished the day with its second triple-digit loss in a row.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 116.81 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,055.87.
The S&P 500 index slipped 11.52 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,982.77.
The Nasdaq composite fell 19 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,508.69.
For the week:
The Dow is down 223.87 points, or 1.3 percent.
The S&P 500 has fallen 27.63 points, or 1.4 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is down 71.10 points, or 1.6 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 479.21 points, or 2.9 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 134.41 points, or 7.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 332.10 points, or 8 percent.