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Wall Street

Generic term for the securities industry firms that buy, sell, and underwrite securities.

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.

Wall Street

The main street in New York City's financial district. The term is often used to denote the entire financial district in New York or the world of U.S. finance and investments. Also called the Street.
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 Fly, fly from the region of Wall Street away!
But that, on the part of a stenographer, in the presence of the Wisest Man in Wall Street, was not unnatural.
He could not help but appreciate the dramatic qualities of the situation; that the richest man in Wall Street should appear in person to plead for a humble and weaker brother.
Then into the expectant hush came a great crash and uproar, the breaking down of the Brooklyn Bridge, the rifle fire from the Navy Yard, and the bursting of bombs in Wall Street and the City Hall.
I'd like to know what's happening on Wall Street," I heard Jimmy Wombold say as I passed along.
During the panic of 1907 there was one mad hour when almost every telephone in Wall Street region was being rung up by some desperate speculator.
With the signing of this lease 48 Wall Street is now 97% leased.
Sure, people are still taking expensive time share rentals on Long Island's tony Hamptons and one can occasionally spot a fur coat on a 20-something trader walking down Wall Street.
But Wall Street Week is hardly the only media outfit that mystifies the market.
As Teitelman points out, they "began to think of Wall Street not as a grim Golgotha, but as a Golconda .
Wall Street uses its investment evaluation process to judge business performance and make stock buy/sell recommendations.
In light of that commitment, the Company has retained Wall Street Marketing Group to lead the efforts in shareholder communications.