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Senate to vote on bailout bill tonight (access required)

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote tonight on a revised proposal for a $700 billion bailout of the nation's financial industry, just two days after the House of Representatives sent a similar bill down in a stunning defeat. The bailout proposal aims to shore up failing financial institutions that were hard hit by the ...

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