Washington’s self-imposed deadline to do something credible on the debt crisis before the Asian financial markets opened on Sunday passed in silence. "There could be extreme turmoil in markets," says one expert.
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
The bank's struggles suggest government measures have not stemmed market uncertainty.
Three 767s will start running the technology in April, but experts question this use of homeland-security resources.