from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The controlling financial interests of the United States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. : American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A street towards the southern end of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, extending from Broadway to the East River; -- so called from the old wall which extended along it when the city belonged to the Dutch. It is the chief financial center of the United States, hence the name is often used for the money market and the financial interests of the country; -- in American financial publications, also referred to as the street.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
- n. used to allude to the securities industry of the United States
Nowhere is this better seen than on Wall Street, which is chock full of multimillionaires and billionaires who got to the top by taking advantage of items like "too big to fail insurance" for their banks, gambling with government insured deposits, ripping off state and local governments on pension management fees and, of course, the trillion dollars in bailouts bucks given at interest rates that were way below market levels.
The gloominess extends to Wall Street, which is suffering a sharp decline in fee-generating muni-bond deals.
It looks like chaos on the Hill to Wall Street, which is saying: Give us new rules.
They are creatures of Wall Street, which is to say that they believe in its ability to make whole the economic ills of our society.
In 1987 Michael Douglas starred in a film called Wall Street where he famously intoned: "Greed is good."
Indeed, such Yuletide Cheer is rare, except on Wall Street, which is licking its collective chops in anticipation of yet another round of big annual payouts.
KEILAR: And the closing bell and a wrap of the action on Wall Street, that is straight ahead here in the CNN NEWSROOM.
By the way, at the rate we're borrowing money and the way that they're throwing it down the rat hole called Wall Street, they may need to turn it over to China.
Well, the closing bell and a wrap of the action on Wall Street, that is straight ahead.
But right now, we are the victim of greed, excess and corruption in Wall Street, which is hurting them very, very badly and, unfortunately, it will in the future.
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