Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2008

September 18, 2008

449 points (4.1%)
The government's $85 billion bailout of AIG did little to pacify traders still uneasy at the prospect of Lehman's failure, causing a domino effect among the few remaining banks. As the Dow plunged, investors sought safe ground — gold jumped more than $70 an ounce, its biggest one-day gain to date.