Barney Frank puts the brakes on, and some credit that with arresting the stock slide. Equities...

|By:, SA News Editor

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%.