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MF Global Files for Bankruptcy

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Broker/dealer MF Global (MF) has filed for bankruptcy, leading exchanges in New York and Chicago to ban their traders from the floor until further notice. MF Global went through rocky times last


Stocks Surge On EU Deal, Strong Economic Numbers

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 402,000 well below the 350,000 recessionary threshold. On Friday, Personal Income should rise by 0.2% with Spending up 0.7% in September. The Dow Jones Industrial


Good News from Europe Pushes up Financial Stocks

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

The financial sector got the news it was looking for as European leaders approved a deal to resolve the debt crisis there and create a viable bailout package.  Major European and American


Equities Sector Coverage: Weak Outlook From Fed Drags Market

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in September and was up 3.9% year over year. Housing Starts rose 15.0% in September to an annual rate of 658,000 with Building Permits down 5.0% at an annual


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Closes Out Worst Quarter in Years

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Personal spending rose 0.2% in August in line with estimates, while personal income unexpectedly fell 0.1% for the first decline since October 2009. The Chicago PMI Index topped estimates with a


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Rally As Energy and Financials Lead

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

New Home Sales fell 2.3% in August to an annual rate of just 295,000 units. The inventory of new homes fell to another new record low of 162,000 units. The price of a new home fell 7.7% year over


Major Corporate Shake-Ups Boost Stocks

Jordan Kimmel | Equities.com |

US stock futures are up more than 1% this morning, erasing yesterday's entire gap down. When stocks opened down nearly 3% yesterday, many investors feared it was the beginning of a harsh downward


Equities Sector Coverage: Financials Lead Decliners As Market Plunges

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Nonfarm Payrolls were flat in August and the levels for June and July were revised lower by 58,000. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1%. The private sector only added 17,000 jobs. The average


Equities Roundup: Jobs Data Disappoints Wall Street

Equities Editors Desk | Equities.com |

The highly anticipated nonfarm payroll report reaffirmed the worst fears for investors. Stagnant job growth shows that the economy is still stuck in a prolonged rut and the dangers of a recession


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Advance After Battling Through Choppy Trading

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Durable Goods Orders rose by a larger than expected 4.0% and up 0.7% excluding transportation. Mortgage applications for home purchases fell 5.7% to the lowest level since December 1996. The Dow


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Can the Media Solve the Partisan Conflict?

Andrew McCarthy, Contributing Editor, The National Review; Michael Zeldin, CNN Legal Analyst; Celeste Katz, Senior Political Reporter, Glamour; Silvia Davi, SVP, Contributing Editor, Equities.com; and Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media discuss how the media’s role has shaped the landscape for communicators and what the media is trying to do to reduce discord in society.