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    Google is the latest member of the exclusive Wall Street $1,000 club.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Agencies warn politicians: 
Credit ratings on the line

    Wall Street ratings agencies are skeptical of the resolve of political leaders to tame the nation's debts, and are raising the likelihood that at least one of the three top agencies will add to the turmoil in financial markets at the end of the year by further downgrading the U.S. credit rating.

  • Debt fight poses new risk to U.S. credit rating

    Wall Street rating agencies are starting to sound warnings again about the possibility of further downgrades of the once-perfect U.S. credit rating as a critical year-end deadline for addressing the nation's mounting debt nears.

  • Cash bonuses on Wall Streete expected to drop

    Wall Street cash bonuses for 2011 are expected to drop 14 percent and profits are expected to drop by half for the second year in a row, according to a forecast Wednesday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

  • Amazon 4Q results, outlook sends stock lower

    Shoppers spent more money online this holiday season than ever before, and yet, Amazon _the world's largest Internet retailer_ failed to meet Wall Street's sales expectations with its latest financial results.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. During a two-day summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will try to build support for their plan for eurozone nations to submit their national budgets to much greater scrutiny. (Associated Press)

    Future of eurozone looks bleak to some

    It still seems unthinkable to most Europeans, but a growing number of outside analysts and investors believe the eurozone is headed toward a breakup as fast-moving market turmoil and a looming recession threaten to overwhelm the slow-motion response of European leaders.

  • Marchers with Occupy Wall Street lead off a march that included labor unions through Lower Manhattan Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in New York. Unions gave a high-profile boost to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Unions lend muscle, resources to Wall St. protests

    Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, fueling speculation about how long the camp-out in lower Manhattan — and related demonstrations around the country — will continue.

  • Marchers with Occupy Wall Street lead off a march that included labor unions through Lower Manhattan Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in New York. Unions gave a high-profile boost to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    KUHNER: Obama's October revolution

    President Obama's shock troops are marching in the streets. Occupy Wall Street - a movement composed of communists, anarchists, socialists and anti-globalization student radicals - is spreading. Protests have swelled in cities including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. The protesters are gaining influence and numbers. A ragtag group of hippie students has turned into a potent political force.

  • Eric Sponaugle of Olney packs up his blanket Wednesday morning after sleeping near McPherson Square as part of the "Occupy D.C." protest. The protesters' complaints - corporate greed, corruption and social injustice - are vaguely defined, but they attract a wide swath of disaffected supporters. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    'Occupy D.C.' takes up Wall Street protesters' cause

    Lacy MacAuley of Adams Morgan signed on after hearing of the movement by word-of-mouth. Eric Sponaugle of Olney joined after seeing images of what he called police brutality. "Joe" from Frederick, Md., saw the handmade signs and wondered what all the fuss was about.

  • Moody's reiterates credit-rating threat

    Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday moved toward downgrading the Treasury's AAA credit rating, considered the gold standard in world markets for most of the last century, warning that signs of a breakdown in the increasingly acrimonious budget negotiations have raised the likelihood of default.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Credit agencies warn about debt-payment delay

    With signs multiplying that debt-reduction talks between the White House and Congress are at an impasse, Wall Street credit agencies are stepping up their warnings that even a temporary delay in making payment on the government's $14.3 trillion of debt will result in a significant cut in the nation's perfect credit rating.

  • President Obama gestures during a town-hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama campaigns for deficit-reduction plan

    President Obama on Tuesday defended his revised plan to bring federal deficits under control, while skirting any direct mention of the fact that the government he heads may soon face the prospect of a dinged credit rating.

  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Senate passes landmark financial overhaul

    The Senate on Thursday approved and sent to President Obama a landmark bill to rein in unregulated Wall Street markets for the first time and cover the financial landscape with an intricate new thicket of regulation.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
CLOSE: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd looks on as Sen. Harry Reid proclaims victory for the financial-reform bill on Capitol Hill on Thursday after winning over three Republicans.

    Senate passes financial-reform bill

    The Senate on Thursday approved and sent to President Obama a landmark bill to rein in unregulated Wall Street markets for the first time while covering America's financial landscape with an intricate thicket of new regulations.

  • Buyout news, Merck profits help spur rebound of stocks

    NEW YORK — Stocks rebounded yesterday after a fresh round of buyout news offered evidence that Wall Street's penchant for deal making hadn't disappeared.

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