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They've done it: By a vote of 263 to 171, the House of Representatives has approved a $700 billion bailout plan in the hopes of propping up the nation's economy, which has been besieged by the fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis.
Banks of have failed. There has been a re-ordering of some of the biggest players on Wall Street. Credit has dried up. And now, at the behest of the Bush administration, both houses of Congress have passed this landmark legislation.