Items Tagged with 'Wall Street'


  • Wall Street veteran Anthony Scaramucci assumes leading White House role

    But don't call him Gordon Gecko
    In addition to chronicling Sean Spicer’s “abrupt and angry departure,” news stories Friday morning scrambled to provide information on Anthony Scaramucci, who is well known in political and financial circles, but not a household name. Depending on where you get your news, he was alternatively described as a "wealthy financier" or a “loudmouth Wall Street creep.” Other descriptors include “smooth-talking Long Island native” and one of Trump’s “most aggressive television surrogates.”
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  • SFR investors move into suburbia and not everyone is pleased

    Wall Street backing means buyers with bigger pockets
    A new breed of homeowners arrived in this middle-class suburb of Nashville and in many other communities around the country: big investment firms in the business of offering single-family homes for rent. Their appearance has shaken up sales and rental markets and, in some neighborhoods, sparked rent increases.
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  • Wall Street (the website) is for sale

    Who wants to buy
    Who really owns Wall Street? Is it the big banks? Goldman Sachs? A secret cabal of the world’s billionaires? As it turns out, you can actually own Wall Street if you want to...sort of.
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  • SEC Chair Mary Jo White stepping down at end of Obama administration

    President-elect Trump will choose new head of SEC
    President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are currently working to fill the roughly 4,000 jobs that will become available when the Trump administration takes over in January. However, there’s now one more government job that unexpectedly became available Monday — chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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  • What a Trump administration means for real estate

    And other major investment sectors
    [Expert commentary] After the initial shock, markets closed at new highs two days following the election of President-elect Donald Trump. It’s safe to say that the stock market will continue along its recent bumpy path. Here's how the real estate and housing markets are likely to move to forward.
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  • Bloomberg blog: Fannie, Freddie headed for trouble

    Washington versus Wall Street war continues
    Washington is all talk and no action when it comes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The result of this inaction could be leading both companies to their graves unless something is acted on soon, at least according to this Bloomberg blog.
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  • Not-so-close call: Bankers face stricter pay rules

    Wall Street bankers get new boot heel to neck
    Small, work-from-home loan originators at some credit unions dodged the latest regulatory attempt to force them them to open offices. Wall Street bankers, however, aren’t as lucky. At least not when it comes to their $$$.
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  • Financial purge: Big bank stocks plunge

    Dramatic crash in oil prices to blame
    The DOW is not looking good as financial names took a big hit Thursday. Reeling off a 400-point loss, oil prices dropped below $27 a barrel for the second time in recent weeks. It settled at $26.21, the lowest point since 2003.
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  • Bernie Sanders targets Goldman Sachs, Wall Street in latest campaign ad

    "Our economy works for Wall Street because it’s rigged by Wall Street"
    With the race for the White House heating up, Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, dropped a new campaign ad over the weekend that again paints Sanders squarely as Wall Street’s archenemy, and takes direct aim at the Wall Street bank that’s seemingly dominated the headlines of this election cycle – Goldman Sachs.
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