by Gary Haber | Staff Reporter-Baltimore Business Journal The stock market rebounded Tuesday after Monday’s sharp sell-off following the fatal bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon. The three major indexes — the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ and Standard & Poor’s 500 — all climbed higher Tuesday as did major Baltimore-area stocks.
By Nina Mehta - Feb 4, 2013 Twelve years after the U.S. switched to 1-cent increments for stock trading to save investors money, regulators and broker-dealers are considering a test of larger tick sizes. A pilot study of bigger quoting increments to improve liquidity in less-active stocks will be debated by executives from exchanges and brokers, market makers and academics [...]
Since its inception the SEC has had a legislative mandate to create “fair and honest markets”. Largely, the SEC has achieved this through adaptive rule making that is open to public commentary while implementing Congress’s legislated changes.
Steel from Sparrows Point built the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, hundreds of ships for World War II and livelihoods for tens of thousands of Baltimore-area families. The story of the massive steel mill follows the arc of American manufacturing.