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Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can't the UK and US Do the Same?

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Just before Christmas, the former CEO of Iceland's Glitnir bank and two other senior bankers were sentenced to jail terms of up to five years for market manipulation and breach of fiduciary duties.

BATS, Direct Edge To Merge, Creating Second-Largest U.S. Stock Exchange

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - BATS Global Markets Inc and Direct Edge Holdings said on Monday they would merge in a deal that would create the second-largest U.S. stoc...


AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The Big Board just isn't so big anymore. In a deal that highlights the dwindling stature of what was once a centerpiece of capitalis...

D.M. Levine

SEC Approves New NYSE 'Dark Pool' Trading Platform | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Don't call it a dark pool. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new trading program at the New York Stock Exchange int...

Nasdaq Offering Customers Millions Over Facebook IPO Glitch

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

* Offers $40 million in cash and rebates * Rival exchanges says Nasdaq rebate plan is unfair * Compensation amount falls...

Ominous Rumblings on Stock Exchanges

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

We must insist on more transparency and a return to markets that are fair to all investors. The tremors keep happening. We can't afford to wait until after the next catastrophic eruption.

NYSE Website Outages Prompt Suspicions Of A Cyber Attack

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Stock Exchange's website was apparently hobbled twice Monday, possibly the result of computer attacks as part of the ant...

Wall Street Protest, Circa 1967

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Abbie Hoffman's merry band of pranksters took a tour of the NYSE on August 24, 1967. The tour ended at a gallery overlooking the trading floor. Hoffman and his friends rushed to the railing, and began throwing money onto the heads of the traders below.

Occupy Wall Street: Handmade Signage And Street Theatre

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.24.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"New York is the concentrate of art and commerce and sport and religion and entertainment and finance, bringing to a single compact arena the gladiato...

Wall Street Rebounds Just In Time For Debt Deal

Reuters | Ashley Lau | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, bolstered by strong corporate results and renewed hope for an agreement in Washington that ...

Nasdaq Makes Huge Rival Bid To Buy NYSE

Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

Nasdaq OMX and IntercontinentalExchange unveiled a rival bid to buy NYSE Euronext for about $11.3 billion in cash and stock, a 19 percent premium ...

Wall Street to Protestors: Get a Job! (PHOTOS: Bankers React to Thursday's March)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Yesterday Wall Street, for perhaps the first time, answered directly to the people, as more than ten thousand union members and community members took the streets in the heart of New York's Financial District.

Iraq Stock Exchange: High-risk investments

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Trading floors are known for being volatile. Those who think they're tough should try navigating the Iraq Stock Exchange. On Jan. 12, the Tuesday tra...

The Battle in the Citadel of Capitalism

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

In 1947, union leaders decided to take the fight to Wall Street, and shut down trade at the source: The New York Stock Exchange.

Court Review of SOX Gives Hope for New U.S. Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Only American companies have to follow this expensive and intrusive law imposing huge costs on publicly traded companies. Thankfully, relief may be in sight.

Dow Rises On The Backs Of Tech, Financial Stocks

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier. Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in...

Fall of the Wall: Can The Financial Sector Be Controlled?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Where's the outcry when you learn that more money has been spent to contain this crisis than was used in all of World War 11?

What Is A Bear Market?

The New York Times | Catherine Rampell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

David Leonhardt wrote Thursday that we've entered "the third great bear market of the last century." Others have used the same ursine terminology. Wh...

Fannie Mae Bailout Pushes Stocks Up At Open

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street extended its slump into yet another week Monday as investors worried that even a safety net set up for mortgage financier...

Wall St. Starting To See Signs Of A Turnaround

New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Main Street may be struggling, but Wall Street is on a bit of a roll. Despite a drumbeat of bad economic news, the stock market is up -- almost 11 pe...

Wall Street's Next Big Bailout?

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

Perhaps Wall Street's ultimate bailout will come when central banks coordinate efforts to save the U.S. dollar.