Markets Plunge After House Rejects $700 Billion Financial Bailout Plan

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 29: Passersby watch as the stock numbers are posted at the close of the market on the Nasdaq building in Times Square September 29, 2008 in New York City. U.S. stocks took a nosedive in reaction to the global credit crisis and as the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the $700 billion rescue package, 228-205. The Nasdaq Composite fell almost 200 points and the Dow Jones Industrials recorded its biggest closing drop in history, as it fell 777 points in trading. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)