Thanks Greece:

As demonstrators took to the streets in Greece to protest the government’s austerity plan, traders, worried that the Greek debt crisis would spread, sent indexes into disarray for a second day on Wednesday.

Indexes on Wall Street, which started the day sharply lower, had regained most of that ground by midday.

The euro, however, continued to tumble, dropping to $1.2886 in New York trading. Some analysts have estimated the currency could fall as low as $1.20 by the end of the summer.

All three major indexes on Wall Street were flat at mid-day; at one point, the Dow had been down almost 100 points.

Obviously this sucks for Greece and Europe, but it also sucks for our country’s plan to escape nearly 10% unemployment.