Not So Fast – Congress Says ‘No’ to Bail Out
Congress votes down the Troubled Asset Relief Act (TARA) by a count of 228-205.
Stocks Fall on News of Bill’s Defeat
The Dow Jones falls by more than 700 points as Congress rejects the bailout plan.
Pound Falls Against the US Dollar
The pound took a pounding today as the credit crisis forces government to take over Britain’s largest landlord lender.
Dollar Falls Against the Yen
It did not take long for the markets to react to the news that Congress voted down President Bush’s proposed rescue plan. The bill’s defeat put predictions of a rate decrease to help prop-up the dollar into overdrive further dampening the dollar.
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