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Who donated to Georgia runoff campaigns?

Most of the money from Wall Street went to Republican PACs.
Democrat Jon Ossoff has raised the most money in direct donations to candidates so far, according to the latest Federal Election Commission reports.
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The proposed S&P and IHS Market merger is all about consolidating data services

Nov 30, 2020
As Wall Street trading now relies heavily on computers and AI, data used to analyze various sectors is a valuable commodity.
Trading on Wall Street these days is different from what it used to be even 15 or 20 years ago.
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S&P Global buys IHS Markit in $44B deal for data companies

Nov 30, 2020
Data collection has become pivotal on Wall Street as algorithms and high-speed trading overtake the traditional picking of stocks.
Douglas Peterson, S&P Global CEO, will hold that title at the combined company.
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Stocks rise as Trump tweets on stimulus keep market spinning

Oct 7, 2020
The president appeared to backtrack on his earlier decision to halt talks with Democrats over a new stimulus package.
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Mergers and acquisitions have a very good summer

Sep 30, 2020
Why has there been a corporate rush to buy and sell, and what do trends within those deals mean.
Recessions can shift what kinds of business deals are made, and corporations see value in diversifying their portfolios.
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How can the government fight money laundering? Let's count the ways.

Sep 23, 2020
Government resources can't keep up with transactions banks flag as fishy.
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There have only been a handful of Black financial regulators, for generations

Sep 7, 2020
Only 10 of 327 top financial regulators appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate were Black.
About 3% of the financial regulators that oversee Wall Street have been Black, according to a report out from Georgetown University.
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Credit card companies need people to spend

Aug 31, 2020
Many credit card companies are launching new cards to capitalize on shifting consumer spending.
A customer signs a credit card receipt at an ice cream parlor. Card balances dropped by $76 billion in the second quarter.
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Wall Street record high belies widening gap between investor haves and have-nots

Aug 24, 2020
Who actually benefits when Wall Street hits a record?
The New York Stock Exchange in May. Stock wealth has become concentrated among fewer people in recent decades.
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Who are the political candidates Wall Street gravitates to?

Aug 12, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, is drawing support from many investors because they see her as the moderate choice.
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's running mate, appears with him in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to join a presidential ticket.
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