The United States is mired in a financial fiasco unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. But how will it all shake out is anybody's guess. Meanwhile, the crisis has become global, with banking institutions around the world poised to fail. From Wall Street to Main Street, we look at the psychology, sociology and economics behind the news.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 1,000 points today amidst fears over Greece’s financial solvency. Lucky, the market recovered, but on some days in the past, stocks failed to rebound from similarly large drops.