If you'd hoped that Monday's bounce for the stock market marked a break from big declines for a while, this morning's big drop comes as a big disappointment. The saga of Greece's possible exit from the eurozone is rapidly reaching Homeric-epic length, while closer to home, a weak earnings report from Dell also highlighted the fragility among many stocks right now. At around 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dell's not in the Dow, but many of the tech stocks in the average were among its worst performers in morning trading. Hewlett-Packard
American Express was also down sharply, falling more than 2% despite yesterday's news that Zynga
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