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Five Days That Transformed Wall Street: Sept. 15 - 19, 2008

The Dow Jones industrial average, which jumped between massive losses and gains, closed Friday, Sept. 19 up 3.4 percent after the Bush administration proposed an unprecedented $500 billion bailout for financial firms in direct response to the mortgage crisis. How the week unfolded:

Five Days That Transformed Wall Street: Sept. 15 - 19, 2008

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Five Days That Transformed Wall Street: Sept. 15 - 19, 2008
Graphic | The Dow Jones industrial average, which jumped between massive losses and gains, closed Friday, Sept. 19 up 3.4 percent after the Bush administration proposed an unprecedented $500 billion bailout for financial firms in direct response to the mortgage crisis. How the week unfolded:
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Bailout Is Bigger Than Pentagon's Budget
Article | The $700 billion that the U.S. government estimates that it will cost to buy the risky investments of financial institutions in coming months approaches is more than what it costs to run the Pentagon for a year.

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