Apparently, our nation's economic woes have all been masterminded by the Galactic Empire. It seems like an odd promotional stunt for Lucasfilm, and a weird choice from Wall Street for the Holidays, but Darth Vader, flanked by clonetroopers (ugh - can you please stop shoving Clone Wars down our throats, George?), rang the opening bell for the November 22 session of the New York Stock Exchange.
R2D2 made an appearance on the floor of the NYSE, but his beeps and whistles were ineffectual in keeping Vader away from our financial market.
You can watch video of the Dark Lord of the Sith on Wall Street after the jump.