It is a wild ride on Wall Street these days. In case you missed it, the United States have taken over control of certain large financial institutions: Bear Stearns and Co., Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and now AIG. These institutions have been nationalized.
It is clearly a hard word for USA based media to use when discussing things that happen the United States. The same media would use that same word in a jiffy if they were describing events in, say, France. (If you go a little further down the list of Google hits, you will find the word, of course. Seeking Alpha has it, for example, although it seems more like a provocation of its readership.)
The take-home message is that US news is heavily censored — not Government censored, but self-censored. Another notable subject that gets this treatment is news from the Middle East.
Suggestion: make sure you do not get all your news from US sources.