Barney Frank puts the brakes on, and some credit that with arresting the stock slide. Equities are off session lows, but it's still not pretty with an hour to go: the Dow -1.8% to 10,409; S&P 500 -1.7% to 1,118; Nasdaq -0.9% to 2,271. Crude -2.1%. Natural gas +2%. Gold -0.9%.