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The LME, Europe's Last Open Outcry Trading Floor
September 21, 2010 @ 11:39 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

Dow Jones Newswires' Andrea Hotter takes a look at the last bastion of open outcry trading in Europe and one of the few remaining in the world, the London Metal Exchange. Tracing its history from inception to current day, she examines the various ways to trade metals.

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TGIF: The Faces of Debt
September 17, 2010 @ 11:47 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this Daily Show video, Jon Stewart takes a close look at what Vice-President Joe Biden has termed "The Summer of Recovery."

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New Basel Rules Aren't As Tough As They Could Be (video)
September 13, 2010 @ 11:49 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this video, CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, discusses with David Katz, CIO, Matrix Asset Advisors, why the new Basel rules aren't as tough as expected, and their impact on the markets.

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The Rising Risk Of A Double Dip
August 27, 2010 @ 11:07 AM | By Melanie Rodier

While Fed chairman Ben Bernanke states that the economic recovery has softened more than expected, economist Nouriel Roubini, chairman and co-founder of Roubini Global Economics, explains in this CNBC video clip why he believes the risk of a double dip in the recession is now over 40%.

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Wall Street Job Cut Threat Looms
August 25, 2010 @ 12:07 PM | By Greg MacSweeney

WSJ’s Liz Rappaport discusses new fears that Wall Street may reverse its recent hiring spree and begin to cut jobs, signaling that the recovery may not be as strong as thought.

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TGIF: It Would Be Great If Cell Phones Would Make Calls, Too
August 06, 2010 @ 09:59 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this FunnyorDie video, John Caparulo talks about cell phones and the reasons why they get on our nerves...

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Treasury Hires Morgan Stanley to Handle Citigroup Shares
July 26, 2010 @ 09:08 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

The Treasury is selling Citigroup shares and has hired Morgan Stanley to manage the shares for them -- and to help the brokerage out.

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TGIF: Goldman Sachs' Hot Advice
July 16, 2010 @ 11:18 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this Funny or Die video, Goldman Sachs insists the firm is not to blame for the financial crisis...

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Tech Stocks Still Doing Well Despite Volatility
July 14, 2010 @ 10:04 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

Even through a faltering economy, technology companies have performed consistently well.

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Circuit Breakers: Yes, But Will They Work?
July 14, 2010 @ 09:50 AM | By Melanie Rodier

Last month the SEC started a pilot program that established circuit breakers for the S&P 500. In this video, Wall Street & Technology editor-in-chief Greg MacSweeney talks with Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, about whether the circuit breakers will actually succeed.

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TGIF: Financial Advice From A Hedge Fund Manager? Um, No Thanks.
July 09, 2010 @ 11:04 AM | By Melanie Rodier

Hedge funds had a great year in 2009, making up for many of their losses in 2008. That got a group of comedians thinking, if hedge funds still know how to make money, maybe hedge fund managers can dispense all kinds of financial advice. From the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the sketch group Hot Mess performs for American Public Media's Marketplace report.

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TGIF: Obama Gets A Late-Night Visit From Bush, Clinton To Debate Financial Reform
July 02, 2010 @ 09:30 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this Funny Or Die video clip, as President Obama sweats over financial reform legislation, he receives a late night visit from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers...

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TGIF: Apple Offers iPhone 4G Advice: Don't Hold The Phone 'That Way'
June 25, 2010 @ 10:18 AM | By Melanie Rodier

Here is a video showing you what happens when you hold the phone...

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SIFMA's Most Popular Booth
June 23, 2010 @ 13:25 PM | By Melanie Rodier

Rarely, if ever, has SIFMA seen such excitement. As Lance Donovan scored the winning goal for Team USA's World Cup match against Algeria, a loud cheer echoed around the show floor.

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TGIF: Feeling Stressed At Work?
June 11, 2010 @ 11:25 AM | By Melanie Rodier

Feeling stressed out at the end of the week? For a little light relief, check out this video compilation of the most potentially stressful work situations and how office workers reacted to them...

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Lessons Learned From The Flash Crash
June 11, 2010 @ 11:22 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this video clip, Advanced Trading editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken talks with Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of consultancy firm TABB Group about the buy-side's shifting view of U.S. equity market structure since the May 6 flash crash, and what the SEC is doing to address the market's concerns.

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Why We Don't Know Why the Dow Fell
June 01, 2010 @ 12:04 PM | By Greg MacSweeney

Nearly a month out, regulators say we may never pinpoint the cause of the Dow's big May 6th tumble.

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TGIF: Check Out The World's Best Airlines And Apply For Vacation Time!
May 28, 2010 @ 10:16 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In Skytrax's annual World Airline Awards, ranked by surveys and reviews of more than 17.9 million customers, Asian carriers dominate the list, followed by the Middle East and Australia.

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Themis Paper Spurs Chi-X and BATS to Change Dark Data Practices
May 21, 2010 @ 12:47 PM | By Greg MacSweeney

"Hard to see, the dark side is." If Frank Oz only knew how appropriate Yoda's comments would be in this galaxy, on Wall Street, and far far away from the Star Wars Universe. (Sorry, I couldn't resist the easy Star Wars reference). According to a Reuters news report, a recent whitepaper from Themis Trading, an independent agency brokerage firm specializing in trading Listed and OTC equities for Institutions, has spurred European investors to shift orders from BATS and Chi-X to Turquoise, Europe's largest dark trading venture (also known as a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Turquoise is controlled by the LSE. The whitepaper, "Data Theft on Wall Street (PDF)," contends that NASDAQ and BATS were disseminating information that allowed high-frequency traders identify large orders from investors. Themis has issued a number of statements and whitepapers that are critical of high-frequency trading and other practices that Themis contends hurt investors. In response to the reaction from market participants, both BATS and Chi-X have announced they are changing the way data is disseminated from their dark books, according to the Reuters article.

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TGIF: Dave Barry Ad Libs On His New Book
May 21, 2010 @ 09:49 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this video clip, humorist Dave Barry ad libs on his new book, "I'll Mature When I'm Dead"...

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