Dow index boosts its tech profile with addition of Salesforce

Aug 25, 2020
Bellwether market index also adds Honeywell and Amgen and expels Exxon and others. Move reflects tech's expanding role in the economy.
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange in March. The Dow Jones index has been updated to maintain its relevance, in one expert's view.
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Volatility in context

Oct 20, 2014
So there has been all kinds of volatility on Wall Street lately — triple digit ups and downs. Well, consider this: 27 years ago yesterday, October 19, 1987, was ‘Black Monday.’ The Dow was off 22 percent that day which came out to 508 points. The next day, known as ‘Terrible Tuesday,’ nearly caused the New York Stock Exchange […]

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Aug 22, 2014
Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.

Why do they still have floor traders at the NYSE?

Jul 4, 2014
Robots do most of the trading. So what's up with the folks in blue jackets?

Michael Lewis calls the stock exchange 'rigged'

Apr 1, 2014
It's not about screaming on the trading floor anymore.

Arrivederci, Milan! Fiat-Chrysler coming to the NYSE?

Jan 23, 2014
The company could be moving to the New York Stock Exchange.

Nasdaq glitch: Why no backup?

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Aug 23, 2013
The Nasdaq closure had nothing to do with rogue or erroneous orders. The system that shows stock prices failed.

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Historic highs still a thing of the past for Nasdaq

Mar 7, 2013
The tech-heavy index hasn't been this high in 12 years, but it's tech-bubble days remain the highest heights.

Gay rights got two wins today

May 9, 2012
President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage today, and the executive director of the Family Equality Council rung the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell.

Occupy Wall Street gathers in front of NYSE

Nov 17, 2011
Recently evicted, the Occupy Wall Street movement hopes to keep its momentum going even after leaving Zuccotti Park.
Occupy Wall Street protesters gather outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Stacey Vanek Smith