wall street

Highest Dow Close Since 2008
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average has closed at its highest level since before the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow jumped 157 points Friday to close at 12,862. That’s the highest since May 2008. The Nasdaq composite index closed at its highest level since December 2000. B…
Wall Street Bonuses Slated to Decline in 2011
In news that will likely make all those Occupy Wall Street protestors cheer, New York compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects the average Wall Street bonus will decline by 20 percent to 30 percent this year. While traders, bankers and top executives typically receive healthy base sa…
October Ends Ugly on Wall Street
October is somewhat cursed for the stock market — the Crash of 1929, Black Monday in 1987, a slow-motion meltdown in 2008. This time, the demons made a last gasp, but Wall Street still managed to break the jinx.
Occupiers Rousted from Protest Shantytown
OAKLAND, Calif. — Under cover of darkness early Tuesday, hundreds of police swept into Oakland’s Occupy Wall Street protest, firing tear gas and beanbag rounds before clearing out an encampment that demonstrators had hoped would stir a revolution. In less than an hour, the two-week-old…
Demonstrators Occupy Casper, Briefly [AUDIO, PHOTOS]
The demonstrations that have occupied Wall Street for more than three weeks have made it to Casper. K2 Radio’s Daniel Sandoval was there and has this report. A few dozen demonstrators held signs decrying corporate greed in downtown Casper Saturday, with the peaceful assembly starting at noon.…
Unions, Students Join Wall Street Protesters
NEW YORK (AP) — Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country. Protesters in suits and T-shirts w…
Wall Street Protesters: We’re In For The Long Haul
NEW YORK (AP) — The protesters who have been camping out in Manhattan’s Financial District for more than two weeks eat donated food and keep their laptops running with a portable gas-powered generator. They have a newspaper — the Occupied Wall Street Journal — and a makes…