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New York’s Wall Street “Zombie” Movement Growing As Seven Hundred Arrested

Seven hundred protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York over the weekend as the Occupy Wall Street demonstration continued to gain attention in North America. The leaderless protests began three weeks ago with a handful of college students camping out in Zuccotti Park, a plaza near New York’s financial center. The students were speaking out against a variety of causes, including corporate greed, social inequity, and global climate change. The number of protesters grew, and the first mass arrest of about 100 people took place on September 24 after protesters marched out of the Financial District into other areas of the city. Protesters have garnered media attention by combining business dress with … Read entire article »

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NYC Markets Expected to Open On Monday As Usual

The Mayor of New York City,  Michael Bloomberg has said that he expects the stock exchanges to be open for business on Monday, although some of its workers may not be able to get there due to the shut down of transportation systems over the weekend as Tropical Storm Irene passed through the area. The evacuation order for New York City was expected to be lifted at about 3pm EST on Sunday. The opening of the stock exchanges on Wall Street will depend on the amount of damage that is accessed, and the amount of flooding too. Some 62,000 households in New York were without power on Sunday in the afternoon due to the storm which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it lost some of its … Read entire article »

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