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NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes down more than 1 percent as market turmoil in China eclipsed Greece's debt crisis.
While trading on the New York Stock Exchange resumed Wednesday afternoon following a three-hour halt, that suspension added to investor anxiety.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 259.15 points, or 1.46 percent, to 17,517.76, the S&P 500 lost 34.43 points, or 1.65 percent, to 2,046.91 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 87.70 points, or 1.75 percent, to 4,909.76. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)