Stocks Struggle as Bailout Debate Drags On

Indexes ended mostly lower as Bernanke faced an increasingly skeptical Congress in his bid to push the rescue plan. Signs of credit-market stress are mounting

If, like death, there are five stages to bailouts, many folks on Main Street -- and their elected representatives -- appear to be dwelling in either the "denial" or "anger" zones. With stocks listing in a sea of volatility -- and the credit market seizing up -- Wall Street is hoping that they move to the "acceptance" stage in a hurry.

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