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How's your stock portfolio or 401K doing? My advice: don't look. And, the experts say don't do a thing. They say just sit this out. Remember, you should be in the markets for the "long haul".
That still may be a tough thing for some of you to do after the brutal day on Wall Street. The Dow had its biggest one-day decline since September 17, 2001, when the markets reopened after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today blue chips lost more than 500 points after Lehman Brothers filed for the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, Bank of America said it would buy Merrill Lynch and AIG lost a huge chunk of its value on fears that it can't raise cash.
Tonight on 360, we'll look at what the market meltdown means for you. How could this impact your wallet? We'll also look at how the troubles on Wall Street are impacting the race for the White House. You'll hear what Senators John McCain and Barack Obama say they'll do to boost the economy. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you think the crisis is only just beginning? And can McCain and/or Obama improve the U.S. markets?
Tonight, we're also on the Texas coast with the latest on the destruction from Hurricane Ike. We found a startling photo of the damage left behind in one beachfront community along the Gulf coast that we will share with you tonight. When you see what the area looked like before the storm hit it's extraordinary to see the comparison of before and after. It's a stark reminder of the power of Mother Nature.
All that and more tonight at 10pm ET on 360. Hope you can join us.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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