September 19, 2008 9:43 AM

Will latest bailout plan work? No one actually knows

The unprecedented move to buy up mortgage securities and take other steps to shore up the financial system brought Wall Street back to life. But no one could say if it would restore confidence. Many questions remained around the government's proposal, among them how much the bailout will cost. Conservative estimates were in the "hundreds of billions." Congressional leaders promised to work over the weekend to hammer out details.

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