Bear's Bailout Spooks Stock Market

Fears that the investment bank's liquidity crisis could spread caused indexes to tumble Friday. Next week's focus: The Fed's policy meeting on Tuesday

U.S. stock indexes suffered heavy losses Friday amid fears that seized-up liquidity at Bear Stearns (BSC) could signal similar problems at other big financial firms. Bear's stock was plunging Friday as JPMorgan (JPM) and the Federal Reserve launched a rescue operation to help restore liquidity to the troubled financial firm.

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