Crisis on Wall Street: What happened?

The warnings from Washington,
D.C., in recent weeks were about
as dire as they come.

"Our entire economy is in danger," President George W. Bush
said Sept. 24.

But to many Americans, it is not obvious that the Wall
Street crisis likely will spread. This chart explains the spiral of fear on
Wall Street and channels through which it could suck in Main Street. This is not a prediction,

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