The stock market fell over 161 points today, as the market waited for the government to make a decision about the $700 billion bailout plan. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke both testified before the Senate Banking Committee; the NY Times reported, "While senators agreed that they needed to act quickly, they also said they wanted to take a close look at the legislation." Which made investors anxious: BPU Investment Management managing director of investments Nadav Baum told CNBC, "I think everybody thought [the bailout] was a done deal. And all of a sudden Congress and everybody is talking about it for two days. Markets hate uncertainty — especially now."