Stocks tumble on Wednesday over fears that stimulus money may stop flowing, the NY Fed alters its objectives for Maiden Lane III, Romney sweeps on Tuesday and President Obama signs the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
Traders wearing bunny ears work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The company Annie’s, whose mascot is a bunny, rang the opening bell. Stocks opened sharply lower on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that it may be less willing to provide more stimulus to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 altered its investment objective for Maiden Lane III, which is currenlty holding mortgage linked bonds that nearly brought the insurance giant to its knees. The New York Fed will now be looking for potential buyers for the collaterized debt obligations. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Shaun Lan, MD, Family Medicine performs a skin exam on Kathryn Flack Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Legacy Medical Group Northwest Clinic, in Portland, Ore. State officials are expected to release letters of intent filed by health care organizations that want to take part in an overhauled Oregon Health Plan. The letters are likely to show whether some areas of the state are being left in the dust or if turf battles are emerging between powerful health industry interests. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)