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Markets In Turmoil As Oil Prices Plunge

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

  Jan 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street tumbled on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and deepening this year's sel...

The Truth Pays... Dividends

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

A stock that pays no dividend will only reward you if its price appreciates. This, of course, is pure speculation -- a gamble on whether or not the company's ticker symbol will end in the green or red. Stocks with a long record of providing dividends, however, provide you with a slight assurance of a potential source of income.

Does Anyone Ever Get to Ring the Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Twice? Maybe!

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

If you are a pro in the National Football League, your dream is to wear a Super Bowl ring. If you are a pianist, you haven't made it until you've played Carnegie Hall. If you are an entrepreneur, in business you want to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The NYSE Outage: Lessons in Crisis Management

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week's NYSE outage was a test not only of their ability to get back on their feet, but also of their ability to clearly communicate what was going on to the general public.

My Love for Dividend Paying Stocks Made Me Create My Own ETF

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

When I was a young boy my mother would always tell me "never spend the principal only the dividends." I had no idea what she was talking about. She had a habit of taking a portion of her weekly paycheck and investing it in large cap dividend paying stocks.

How A Little Tech Glitch Took Down The NYSE For 3.5 Hours

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

 NEW YORK -- The Wednesday afternoon outage at the New York Stock Exchange was caused by a software update. The upgrade, which was released...

NYSE, United Airlines Breakdowns Signal Alarming Dependence On Tech

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

When technology breaks down now, people's lives go haywire, too.

Stephen Colbert Goes Into Apocalypse Mode Over NYSE Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy

  Stephen Colbert isn't taking any chances. When the New York Stock Exchange shut down over a technical problem, the upcoming "Lat...

Health Insurers' Stock Soars as They Dump Small Business Customers

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among those who apparently have not yet benefited much at all, at least so far, are owners of small businesses who would like to keep offering coverage to their employees but can no longer afford it. They can't afford it because insurers keep jacking their rates up so high every year that more and more of them are dropping employee health benefits altogether.

S&P 500 Rises Above 2,000 Points For First Time

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time. ...

High-Profile Stocks Come Crashing Back To Earth

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughou...

The Market Is Rigged And You're Getting Screwed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The U.S. stock market is rigged, with elite traders buying access to a high-speed network that allows them to figure out what you've just ordered, ord...

Re-Learning Education

James Moore | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education
James Moore

For-profit and online education, however, are consistently under attack for costs and quality of education, and the inevitable question is whether a profit motive detracts from educational standards.

Which Is It, Crude Oil Price, Features Oil Price, or Spot Price of Oil?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

Why is it that after a long period of unprecedented monetary policy initiative of $85 billion monthly expenditures to buy back government securities -- granted that it is being trimmed down -- we have not witnessed a significant economic growth and still arguing about the direction of job creation?

Why the NYC Bitcoin Center Matters

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

A mere 100 feet from the doors of the New York Stock Exchange, where since 1817, traders have gathered before the Big Board to trade U.S. dollars for stocks, that night, at 40 Broad Street, hundreds of Bitcoin traders brought that tradition into the 21st century.

Should Health Insurers Have to Tell the Truth About Their Political Spending?

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Both the AAN and Chamber have spent millions on ads calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While Aetna stands to gain financially from the law, it and other insurers have been critical of the potentially profit-threatening consumer protections and regulations in it.

Young Girl Fighting Child Slavery Rings NYSE Bell On Twitter IPO Day

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

One of Twitter’s youngest users rang the bell of the New York Stock Exchange the morning the company went public -- and she did it in a Twitter-blue...

NYSE Euronext and Corporate Leaders Unlocking Untapped Talent in Veterans- Calling on Global Entrepreneurs to Join the Conversation

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I was astonished to learn the struggles so many of our nation's veterans face in reentering the workforce after serving their own country despite the abilities and skills they have to contribute to the global economy.

Investors Are Already Very Worried About Twitter's IPO

Reuters | John McCrank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange on Saturday did a test run of Twitter's highly anticipated market debu...

Twitter Won't Make One Of Facebook's Biggest Mistakes

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih and Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc revealed on Tuesday a tripling in quarter...

Why I Flashed the Shaka Sign at the NYSE Opening Bell

Andrew Wang | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

When I saw the cameras broadcasting the 60-second long excitement of the Opening Bell festivities, I was suddenly inspired to send a friendly "howzit" via a spontaneous "shaka" from the New York Stock Exchange -- the financial epicenter of the world.

Wall Street's First Woman: Muriel Siebert

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

Muriel "Mickey" Siebert, who passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Manhattan, is a legend on Wall Street. Needless to say, Siebert knew a thing or two about Wall Street, about bonds and about regulatory oversight (or lack thereof).

First Female Member Of New York Stock Exchange Dies

AP | DAVID PITT and MARLEY SEAMAN | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, the first woman to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications of cancer at ag...

Why Michael Dell's Fight Makes Sense

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The allure of escaping life on the stock exchange seems to be fairly common among founders of publicly traded companies that lose their way.

Cute, Ashton

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange got a bit more attractive Tuesday morning. Ashton Kutcher, known for his roles in "That 70s Show," "No St...