Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, November 12, 2008. U.S. stocks sank on Wednesday for the third day after the United States backed away from using its $700 billion bailout to mop up sour mortgages and added to uncertainty about how the government plans to revive bank lending. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES)