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As a stoic Adis Medunjanin looked on, one of his alleged partners, Zareim Ahmedzay, told jurors on Monday that Medunjanin was a willing participant in the terrorist plot against New York City.
A beaming detective Kevin Brennan rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, knowing he is lucky to be alive after being shot in the head while trying to arrest an armed robber less than a month ago.
The loud but largely peaceful march near Wall Street to mark the two-month anniversary of the movement occasionally descended into violent clashes. Around 300 people were arrested throughout the day.
More than 100 people have been arrested and there’s been some pushing and shoving between Occupy Wall Street protesters who launched their “Day of Action” this morning in lower Manhattan.
It has been a rough day for those who live and work in and around the Financial District as thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters descended on the area for their so-called “Day of Action.”
Among the most notable incidents on Friday happened when one man lost his balance, and was run over by a police scooter.
Wall Street is again losing jobs because of global economic woes, threatening tax revenue for a city and state heavily reliant on the financial industry, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday.
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.
The NYPD said that there were about a dozen arrests Wednesday night. Most of those were for disorderly conduct, but at least one arrest was as for assaulting a police officer. Police said a protester knocked an officer off his scooter.
Demonstrators are planning to gather Thursday afternoon in front of the Goldman Sachs offices in Jersey City, in the heart of the city’s financial district.
U.S. stocks are mixed Friday after a week of brutal selling pushed them to new yearly lows.
Traders observed a moment of silence just before the market opened this morning to remember the victims of the terrorist atacks. Later, family members of the stock exchange who lost loved ones on 9/11 will ring the closing bell.
Operators of the historic Big Board and other major U.S. exchanges said they plan to open for trading as usual. Their announcements came after city officials said damage from Tropical Storm Irene wasn’t as severe as feared in New York’s financial district.
The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It’s now down 436 at 10,973.
Wall Street was not for the faint of heart Friday. The breathtaking peaks and valleys of the day came to an end with the Dow closing up 61 points.
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