About 200 Chinese firms are at risk of getting kicked off the Nasdaq and NYSE

Aug 3, 2022
The companies must let American regulators inspect their financial audits, a fight that stretches over 20 years.
The Luckin coffee chain was initially seen as a high-tech Starbucks killer before it was forced to delist from the Nasdaq over fraud charges.
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The SEC is set to propose changes to stock market operations

What some of the possible changes could mean for investors.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Changes to the market that seem to target market efficiency are in the works.
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Why Fed might not be too upset when stocks fall

May 4, 2022
All major indices are down for the year. That's probably something the Fed isn't all that mad about.
If the value of people's stock investments go down, they may be less inclined to spend — at least a little.
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What's a stock split, anyway?

Feb 11, 2022
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans a 20-1 stock split. Similar moves have become rare, and some experts question their usefulness.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will split its shares 20-1 in July, which could make small investors more willing to buy.
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Why interest rates, stocks and crypto are sometimes correlated

Jan 6, 2022
On Wednesday, the Nasdaq lost more than 3%. The S&P 500 sank nearly 2%. Cryptocurrencies fell, too. Is that all related?
​For some people, cryptocurrencies are like gold — a place to store and protect your money. Above, a woman walks past a cryptocurrency exchange in April 2021.
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China’s crackdown on Didi may signal tougher curbs on tech

Jul 14, 2021
The Peterson Institute’s Martin Chorzempa believes the state wants greater control of information, but he doesn’t expect delisting from foreign exchanges.
A logo of Didi Chuxing in Hangzhou, China. The ride-hailing firm was forced to stop downloads of its app from stores shortly after going public on the New York Stock Exchange.
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What's a point on the Dow, S&P or Nasdaq?

Jul 13, 2021
Our listener asks what constitutes a "point" on the major stock market indexes.
The American obsession with stock index numbers developed during the economic boom years of the 1950s and '60s, according to historian Tom Stapleford.
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Blockbuster earnings season expected a year after pandemic low

Jul 12, 2021
Wall Street analysts predict we’ll see the best earnings growth in more than a decade compared to the second quarter last year.
There are high expectations for second-quarter earnings results that will be released by companies this week.
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What's behind the boom in IPOs?

Jun 17, 2021
The type of companies that have gone public this year are often in sectors that have done well during the pandemic.
According to Dealogic, the amount of money raised through IPOs in 2021 has already surpassed the total in 2020, and it's only June.
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The Dow at 125: Why it endures

May 26, 2021
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, filled with household-name companies, "has a special place in the imagination."
Wall Street is the iconic location of the American stock market, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the market's iconic index of household-name companies.
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