Valerie Young

Prior to earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, Valerie Young worked as an accountant and auditor for 11 years at companies from KPMG to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Her accomplishments in the industry included becoming a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager; she holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech.

While working toward her journalism degree, Young generated content for several media outlets and was an Anchor/Reporter with Capital News Service.

Recent Articles By The Author

Visa Blows Past Wall Street Estimates Thanks to a Surge in One Major Area

Visa Blows Past Wall Street Estimates Thanks to a Surge in One Major Area

Visa tops analysts' estimates as the payment technology company grows its payment volume by 39% to $1.7 trillion.

AmEx Shares Surge to Top of Dow After Strategic Moves Pay Off

AmEx Shares Surge to Top of Dow After Strategic Moves Pay Off

Revenue fell 2%, but still beat Wall Street's expectations of $7.8 billion. Excluding the effects of losing the Costco branded-card deal, it actually rose.

Dow Drops 113 Points as Mixed Earnings Push Stocks Lower

Dow Drops 113 Points as Mixed Earnings Push Stocks Lower

Stocks close lower on Tuesday as shares of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson decline after the companies reported first quarter earnings.

Closing Bell: Wall Street Closes Lower After First Quarter Earnings Drag Down Markets

Closing Bell: Wall Street Closes Lower After First Quarter Earnings Drag Down Markets

Stocks closed lower after digesting mixed first quarter earnings data.

Stocks Hold Lower as Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson Disappoint

Stocks Hold Lower as Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson Disappoint

Stocks are lower on Tuesday after shares of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson decline.