NEW YORK - Wall Street is plunging, with the Dow Jones industrials down more than 500 points amid growing fears that the credit crisis is spreading around the world
Investors are realizing that the Bush administration's $700 billion rescue plan won't work quickly to unfreeze credit markets, and many banks are still having difficulty gaining access to cash. European governments also took steps over the weekend to limit the damage from the growing global financial crisis.
The Federal Reserve also took fresh steps to help ease credit markets Monday.
The Dow is down more than 570 points at the 9,747 level.
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By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street tumbled Monday, joining a selloff around the world as fears grew that the financial crisis will cascade through economies globa
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