May 6th, 2010
08:16 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Glitches send Dow on a wild ride: In one of the most gut-wrenching hours in Wall Street history, the Dow plunged almost 1,000 points Thursday before recovering to close down 348, as erroneous trading in Procter & Gamble and several other stocks sparked a massive selloff.

Documents reveal AT&T, Verizon, others, thought about dropping employer-sponsored benefits: The great mystery surrounding the historic health care bill is how the corporations that provide coverage for most Americans - coverage they know and prize - will react to the new law's radically different regime of subsidies, penalties, and taxes. Now, we're getting a remarkable inside look at the options AT&T, Deere, and other big companies are weighing to deal with the new legislation.

Capturing the leaking oil: CNN's David Mattingly describes how a containment dome will be used to try to capture oil leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Laura Bush on husband’s drinking: How George Bush stopped drinking. Laura Bush spills the beans (but not the drinks). CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Health care law’s massive, hidden tax change: An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.

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