2008_09_nyse.jpgAfter yesterday's 7% drop on the Dow Jones and nearly 9% drop on the S&P 500, stock futures rose on hopes that the $700 billion bailout-rescue plan will be passed. The Senate Banking Committee's chairman, Christopher Dodd, and ranking Republican Judd Gregg, as well as Barack Obama, said a deal would pass, possibly tomorrow. While a rally might be possible, central banks are apparently scrambling to "relieve market strain," and analyst think interest rates might be cut because, as CNBC reports, "their massive fund injections have done little to ease strains that are threatening to become a bigger systemic breakdown that could endanger the global economy." President Bush will be addressing the bailout plan at 8:45 a.m. right before the market open.