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Wall Street

The Question: Was there ever a real wall on Wall Street? The Answer: Yes. According to The Museum of the City of New York there was, at one…

Occupy Wall Street

Why Wall Street occupied so many minds in 2011 by Jennie Wood Poster Credit: Adbusters Related Links Labor and EmploymentEconomy 101Occupy Wall StreetWomen's Rights…

The Devil's Dictionary: Wall Street

by Ambrose Bierce WARWALL STREET -n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in…

Wall Street

(Encyclopedia) Wall Street, narrow street in the lower part of Manhattan island, New York City, extending E from Broadway to the East River. It is the center of one of the greatest financial…

insider trading

(Encyclopedia) insider trading, stock market transactions made with knowledge of nonpublic information about corporate activity. In the United States, it has been illegal since 1934. The Securities…

speculation

(Encyclopedia) speculation, practice of engaging in business in order to make quick profits from fluctuations in prices, as opposed to the practice of investing in a productive enterprise in order to…

Green, Hetty

(Encyclopedia) Green, Hetty, 1835–1916, American financier, b. Henrietta Howland Robinson, New Bedford, Mass. She inherited a large fortune from her father and invested it so shrewdly that she was…

Moody, John

(Encyclopedia) Moody, John, 1868–1958, American financial writer, b. Jersey City, N.J. He was working in a Wall Street brokerage house in 1900 when he founded Moody's Manual of Railroads and…

Barron, Clarence Walker

(Encyclopedia) Barron, Clarence Walker bâr´n, 1855–1928, American financial editor, b. Boston. He worked on the Boston Daily News, then on the Evening Transcript, and in 1887 founded the Boston News…

Clews, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Clews, Henry, c.1836–1923, American financier, b. England. He emigrated to the United States c.1850 and joined an import business as a junior clerk. In 1859 he cofounded the banking…