The Nasdaq fared worse, falling 1 percent as tech shares sold off. Among the losers, Cisco Systems fell 2.3 percent to $20.73.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 84.32 points, or 0.84 percent, to 9,975.74. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> lost 9.09 points, or 0.86 percent, to 1,046.24. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 22.79 points, or 1.06 percent, to 2,118.75.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Kenneth Barry)