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)
Deeann Powell, and her children, from left, Jess, 8, Benjamin, 11, neighbor Christian Brangers, 12 second from right, and son Daniel, 12, right, recover items from their trailer that was carried two doors down to a neighbor’s yard by a tornado in Arlington, Texas Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area Tuesday, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)
Kansas state Rep. Virgil Peck, center, of Tyro, speaks with Reps. Marvin Kleeb, left, of Overland Park, and Richard Carlson, of St. Marys, during a House debate on Gov. Sam Brownback’s efforts to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program, Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The three Republicans voted to cut off debate and block a vote on a measure aimed at modifying the Republican governor’s overhaul. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declares victory in the Wisconsin presidential primary at the Grain Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Milwaukee. Romney took Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia on Tuesday giving him an almost impervious lead over Rick Santorum. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden before signig the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)