Last week saw stories so amazing, I thought The Onion wrote them. Crazy rumors were trumped by crazier reality.
To wit: There was a Wall Street bankruptcy signaling no more bailouts, a government bailout promptly thereafter, a banking hookup that would have been the news of the week any other week, historic stock market volatility, and plans for a government mega-bailout of the banking system that was frighteningly close to a trillion dollars.
Together, they comprised the biggest financial story of the last 50 years. And we followed it all.
Now, we're curious. What was your biggest financial shock last week? Vote below and then feel free to comment.