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Wall Street

A street in New York City that forms the center of its financial district. The NYSE, NASDAQ, and American Stock Exchange, among others, are headquartered on Wall Street. Additionally, several investment companies maintain their primary offices on or near Wall Street. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, Wall Street is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United States and its lobbyists. In this sense, Wall Street is important to political discourse in the United States. The sheer amount of money traded on Wall Street render it vitally important to the global economy as well.

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The street became a little straighter just before he reached the next flare, and as he came within sight of it he saw silhouetted against a patch of light the figure of a lion.
Up the street came galloping a closed carriage, bursting abruptly into noise at the corner, rising to a clattering climax under the window, and dying away slowly in the distance.
Meanwhile, the venerable stranger, staff in hand, was pursuing his solitary walk along the centre of the street.
From the street came a loud hum of voices, punctuated by shouts and commands, and from time to time there was a clanging of the gongs of ambulances and patrol wagon's.
We had a gambler's chance in the street, but in here there is no chance at all.
Then quietly the electric lights came on again, and an uproar of nocturnal newsvendors began in the streets.
The women, who had been silent till then, suddenly began to wail as they looked at the fires- the smoke and even the flames of which could be seen in the failing twilight- and as if in reply the same kind of lamentation was heard from other parts of the street.
Do you know how drains are made below the streets, and wherein these human sewers differ, except in being always stagnant?
There he beheld an immense concourse of people, filling all the street and rolling onward to his house.
And I will answer for the rest of the company that they are equally pleased, but I wish you to tell me what it was that you said just now in the street.
It was now dark outside, but light from the street faintly illuminated the part of the room that he was in.
He cussed away with all his might, and throwed his hat down in the mud and rode over it, and pretty soon away he went a-raging down the street again, with his gray hair a- flying.