The biggest one day drop on Wall Street had brokers shaking their heads. Sure, the economic situation in Greece threatens the global economic recovery - but it did last week. What made today the day everything fell? Sure, that bond expert said that problem could spread to the U. S. if we're not careful. Was that it? Then comes word that a trader might have hit the "b" key for billion instead of the "m" key for million.
(They're one letter, "n", apart on the keyboard. Can you imagine being that person? That's not a mistake you can make, correct, and get away with and nobody knows! How would you call your wife/husband/significant other and explain "what you did at work today". It will be interesting to see who did it, if indeed that happened.