Uncertain future

Federal ReserveBears Stearns Cos.NYSE Euronext, Inc.JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., on Friday, March 14, 2008. U.S. stocks plunged for the third day this week after Bear Stearns Cos. required a bailout from the Federal Reserve and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to avoid collapse. Ramin Talaie / Bloomberg News