Occupy Wall Street


  • Occupy Nation by Tom Gitlin

    In his new book the author says the movement is "gambling is that it can broadly and intelligently mobilize enough of the 99 percent to change the momentum of American politics over the long haul."

  • 'Occupy' Movement's May Day     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    The "Occupy Wall Street" movement is organizing what it calls a nationwide "general strike" in conjunction with May Day, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Jobs: DNC vs. RNC Showdown     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's stump speech to a trade union today, and debating whether the Keystone XL pipeline is the remedy for job creation, with Brad Woodhouse, Democratic National Committee and Sean Spicer, Republican National Committee.

  • Katie, a college graduate, blows bubbles during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuitions on April 25, 2012 in New York.

    After spending 2011 near the top of the news headlines, Occupy Wall Street finds itself in a struggle to regain relevance as a grassroots protest against corporate greed and Washington corruption.

  • 'Suspicious' Packages Arrive in NYC     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports several suspicious envelopes were received at different locations around New York City today.

  • 'May Day' Market Closings: Quiet Day for US? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Emerging Markets Globe

    Several major markets around the world will be closed Tuesday for May Day, which will help limit volatility for U.S. equities.

  • Night Scene at Occupy Wall Street

    Occupy Wall Street protestors are out again, this time sleeping on sidewalks outside the NYSE, the New York Times reports.

  • Sallie Krawcheck on Wall Street's Culture     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Sallie Krawcheck, former president of global wealth management at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the relationship between Wall Street and clients. "These financial advisers are heroes," she tells CNBC's Squawk Box.

  • America's Biggest Wealth Gaps Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence in some places around the country. According to a U.S. household income inequality has grown by 18 percent since 1967, although this trend has slowed in recent years. Wealth disparity is also proving to be a hot topic during the 2012 election year, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney igniting criticism that his high net worth puts him out of touch with average Americans while the Obama administration struggles with the politically char

    The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence in some places around the country. Here's where the biggest wealth gaps exist.

  • Wall Street Records in 2012?     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on Bank of America's big run, with Peter Andersen, Congress Asset Mgmt. senior portfolio manager.

  • Big Run for Bank of America     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 2:02 PM ET

    Shares of Bank of America are up $10 today. Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets; Todd Hagerman, Sterne Agee; and CNBC's Kate Kelly, weigh in.

  • Wall Street’s Latest Campus Recruiting Crisis Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:26 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Wall Street used to be a magnet for America's best and brightest but between the economic slowdown and recent scandals like the Goldman Sachs employee that resigned via a NY Times op-ed, the industry's cachet has been tarnished.

  • Chapter 13: The Great Levelling Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    The gap between the world’s rich and poor will be far narrower in 2050. It will depend much less on where you live than on how educated you are.

  • Rich People More Likely to Lie and Cheat: Study Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 3:46 AM ET
    Burning Money

    The ethics of the rich have come under the spotlight since the credit crisis, as the behavior and ethics of the entire financial system has been criticized by politicians and the public.

  • Where the ‘One Percent’ Live Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • Police Clear ‘Occupy’ Washington, DC, Protest Site Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    A member of Occupy DC is removed by US Park Police after refusing to leave a circle within McPherson Square February 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    New York police and sanitation workers cleared Zuccotti Park, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped for nearly two months, in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

  • Riots in US Streets? Why Soros' Prediction Is Unlikely Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
    Occupy protesters make noise clanking pots in front of the main gate to Davos congress center on January 25, 2012 in Davos, Switzerland

    Raging malcontents with picket signs torching buildings, attacking police and obliterating the social order—that's what billionaire, leftist and one-percenter George Soros is forecasting for America and the Occupy movement.

  • Among the Wealthiest One Percent, Many Variations Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    Though many of the wealthy lean toward the Republican Party, in interviews, 1 percenters expressed a broad range of views on how to fix the economy. The New York Times reports.

  • Scaramucci’s Top 5 Surprise Predictions for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:08 PM ET

    With two trading days left in the year, “Fast Money” pro Anthony Scaramucci shared his 2012 predictions on Europe, gold, the U.S. dollar, Iran and Occupy Wall Street.

  • Farr: 10 Predictions for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Michael Farr with his ten predictions for the New Year.