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  • Financial Sector No Longer Preferred Career Path for Graduates - 30 may 2013
  • As thousands of students attending college prepare to graduate, the Harvard Crimson reports that only 15% of Harvard graduates are planning to carve a career in finance, compared to the 47% who took jobs in finance in 2007, prior to the financial crisis of 2008. The decline of job opportunities on Wall Street over the past few years is likely a factor in this trend, but it appears that a large number of current job seekers are looking for job satisfaction rather than financial compensation.

  • Gas Prices Falling in Line With Oil Prices - 25 January 2010
  • While declining oil prices over the last week have not necessarily caught the attention of consumers as much as they have speculators and impacted businesses, the falling gas prices have. Friday (January 22) marked the seventh consecutive day of falling fuel prices with the current national average at $2.73, according to Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service.

  • Gold Price Spikes as Jobs Disappoint - 11 January 2010
  • Just when it appeared that the gold price was ready to reverse its long-running and fast-paced upward trend, speculators have begun to jump back in. After falling to a 60-day low of $1,080.50, the price of gold reached its highest point in just over a month at the close of New York trade on January 6th.

  • Oil Slides Back Toward $74 - 21 December 2009
  • As temperatures plummet with the winter months in many parts of the US, some speculators appear to be expecting increased crude demand to result. Benchmark crude oil prices were up $1.22 to $73.87 in early Friday (December 18) morning trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Oil Down Near $70 - 10 December 2009
  • After failing to cruise past the $80 level in recent weeks, crude oil has drifted lower toward the $70 mark. A report Wednesday (December 9) that indicated an unexpected drop in US crude supplies helped push the price of a barrel of crude oil back above $73 a barrel in early morning trade Wednesday. Still, oil remains relatively low in the near-term.

  • Consumer Activity under the Spotlight in Coming Weeks - 16 November 2009
  • With the famed Black Friday less than two weeks away, and consumers suffering from what has been coined as "frugal fatigue", the US consumer is under the spotlight as Wall Street investors look for signs that the US economy may, in fact, be on the road to recovery, spurred on by consumers who are tired of economizing and may throw caution to the winds for their festive season shopping. With Thanksgiving in the US taking place on the fourth Thursday of November each year, the Friday following Thanksgiving is the unofficial beginning of a festive season shopping season which has been known to continue into the New Year. Referred to as "Black Friday" because the annual consumer spending spree drags a lot of retailers out of the red and into the black financially speaking, many consumers take the day off work, descending on retail stores in their hordes to spend some quality time with their credit cards. While this may sound like a nightmare to many people, Black Friday devotees insist that it is well worth the effort, as competition is stiff and prices are often reduced to cost or below for a predetermined number of items to lure buyers into stores - the trick is to be there first.

  • Industry Players to Network At Dow Jones Conference - 10 September 2009
  • Starting on Tuesday 15 September with a NASDAQ OMX-sponsored reception at 18h00, the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference 2009 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, will present two days of in-depth discussions regarding the unique challenges of operating in today's market. Having earned a reputation as the industry's premier learning and networking event, the conference will address issues directly relating to Wall Street and Capitol Hill, as well as the global market. Delegates will learn from one another and from the experts regarding innovative solutions being put into place to counteract the negatives and promote any positives of the many unprecedented situations the global market, and more specifically the US market, has had to deal with in recent months.

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