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Tax Overhaul Worries Leave Wall Street Mixed

Questions about which companies will benefit led to ups and downs

(Newser) - It was a mixed day on Wall Street as investors pondered which companies would be winners and losers if a Republican-sponsored tax overhaul goes through, the AP reports. Indexes were mostly higher early in the day Monday but wound up with an uneven close after drops in technology and health... More »

Dow Crosses 24K for First Time

November looks like it'll end on a high note

(Newser) - A couple of hours before the stock market opened, President Trump tweeted , "Stock Market hits new Record High. Confidence and enthusiasm abound. More great numbers coming out!" He was right: The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 24,000 threshold for the first time, and the S&P... More »

Oil Prices Dip, Pulling Stocks Down With Them

More stocks fell than rose today on Wall Street

(Newser) - A slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy companies, pulling US stock indexes mostly lower on Wall Street, the AP reports. Marathon Oil slumped 4.3% and Newfield Exploration lost 3.3%. Industrial companies and utilities rose, while retailers posted solid gains on reports the holiday shopping season is... More »

Dow Makes History

It reaches 23K for the first time

(Newser) - Expect some presidential tweets after this: The Dow reached 23,000 for the first time in its history Tuesday morning. President Trump has been boasting of late about the stock market's rise during his presidency, and MarketWatch reports that the most recent surge seems to be tied to Wall... More »

Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Pays Ironic Fine

Though it says it disagrees with allegations of a gender pay gap

(Newser) - The financial services firm behind Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" statue agreed to pay $5 million to settle federal allegations that it paid female executives less than their male counterparts, the AP reports. The agreement followed a US Department of Labor probe into Boston-based State Street Corporation. Investigators said... More »

Obama Makes Big Money With Wall Street Speeches

Bloomberg reports on 3, with his going rate about $400K per speech

(Newser) - Barack Obama took flak earlier this year when it emerged that he would collect a handsome $400,000 fee for speaking at an event for investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald. It appears that the criticism isn't fazing him much. Bloomberg reports on two more Wall Street speeches for the former... More »

Dow's Latest Feat: Topping 22K, Thanks to Apple

After hitting 21K on March 1

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 22,000 for the first time at the open on Wednesday, and MarketWatch gives some context: Should it close above that mark, it would be the third 1,000-point milestone in a year, the most the Dow has achieved in that span. (Though... More »

Meet the Man Who Kills Stock Values for Fun and Profit

If Andrew Left writes about a company, its stock drops 10% on average

(Newser) - Andrew Left made $280,000 in two hours by short-selling stock in a Chinese real estate company, then publishing claims the company was committing accounting fraud. Shortly after the 2016 election, Left issued a series of tweets about a company called Express Scripts, accusing it of inflating drug prices; the... More »

Newest Statue on Wall Street: 'Pissing Pug'

It's a response to 'Fearless Girl,' which was a response to 'Charging Bull'

(Newser) - For months, "Fearless Girl" has stood in defiance of a famous 11-foot bull statue in Manhattan. But its message of female empowerment was a bit dampened Monday. In protest of the 4-foot statue of a young girl, artist Alex Gardega erected a small statue of a dog urinating next... More »

'Fearless Girl' Has New Foe: the 'Charging Bull' Sculptor

Arturo Di Modica says newer bronze statue is messing up his creation's vibe

(Newser) - The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the "Fearless Girl" statue to be installed facing the bronze beast without his permission. Attorney Norman Siegel tells the AP that Arturo Di Modica will explain at... More »

'Fearless Girl' Is Staying Put

Statue near Wall Street bull will be allowed to remain until February 2018

(Newser) - After stirring no shortage of debate , the popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018, reports the AP . New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired... More »

Should 'Fearless Girl' Stay?

New statue drastically changes meaning of Charging Bull, stirs debate

(Newser) - Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever? That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a... More »

Wall Street's Famous Bronze Bull Has 'Defiant' New Frenemy

'Fearless Girl' installed by investment firm in the name of corporate gender diversity

(Newser) - Wednesday is International Women's Day, as well as the International Women's Strike and "A Day Without a Woman," and one bronzed young lady isn't taking any bull when it comes to celebrating them. A New York City firm erected a statue of what Business Insider... More »

Dow Drops 133 Amid Broad Sell-Off

But LinkedIn shares skyrocket 47%

(Newser) - Wall Street stocks closed lower on Monday with materials, technology, and industrial companies among the hardest hit in a broad sell-off touching all market sectors, the AP reports. Marathon Petroleum fell nearly 7% while Valero Energy and United Continental Holdings both dropped more than 4%. LinkedIn shares soared 47% and... More »

On Quiet Day, Dow Drops 8

Monsanto up 4% after unexpected offer from Bayer

(Newser) - Stocks closed slightly lower Monday after a day of wavering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Many traders were waiting on the sidelines for more clues about what the Federal Reserve might to at its next policy meeting in June. Last week many were surprised to hear that... More »

Dow's Monday Gains? All Gone

In fact, the whole market has a bad day

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street on Tuesday and undid a rally from the day before, the AP reports. Consumer goods companies and utilities fell the most. Kraft Heinz dropped 4% and Consolidated Edison fell 2%. The losses were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor'... More »

Dow Spikes by Triple Digits

Tech, energy stocks lead the way

(Newser) - Solid gains in energy and technology stocks led Wall Street higher on Monday, breaking a three-day losing streak, the AP reports. Oil companies rallied Monday after the price of crude oil climbed 3%. Marathon Oil jumped 4% and Devon Energy also rose 4%. Apple led tech stocks higher with a... More »

Dow Dips 34 Amid China Fears

Chevron among energy companies that take a hit

(Newser) - Stocks indexes ended little changed on Wall Street as more worries about China pulled down prices for oil. Energy companies fell Monday after weak economic reports from China renewed fears that the world's second-largest economy was slowing down. Chevron fell 2%. Health care stocks rose. Allergan, which makes Botox,... More »

In Rebound, Dow's Up 117

Wynn Resorts, Apollo Education have a good day

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly higher Monday as the market regained some ground it lost last week, the AP reports. Casino operator Wynn Resorts jumped 7%, one of several consumer stocks to post big gains. Apollo Education, which runs the University of Phoenix, jumped 12% Monday after a group of investors raised... More »

Dow Skids by 26

Xerox takes 13% hit after grim report

(Newser) - US stocks are closing lower Monday as investors found little to like in the latest batch of company earnings. Xerox slumped 13% after reporting a plunge in earnings and cutting its profit forecast, and Perrigo, an Irish drug maker, dropped 18% after cutting its own earnings outlook, citing lower prices... More »

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