Walking through the canyons of Wall Street this weekend, it's hard not to notice what had everyone's attention on Friday. Scraps of newspapers and shredded documents still float through the strange updrafts, last signs of the
New York Yankees
World Series parade, a seeming annual event in these parts.
Being on Wall Street, we give you the straight scoop from the heart of the action. We fight through parade crowds to help you feel on top of the trading day. And when big events occur, we're right there for you. Former Treasury Secretary
striding through the trading floor at
Salomon Smith Barney
this week was big news on Wall Street. And if you haven't read Peter Eavis's
story on that moment, you really should. It's an example of how we can take you right into the heart of the action.
And there's plenty of action to track. Scary October has come and gone, and we're still standing. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
(old version) started the month at 10,337 and ended it at 10,729. Not exactly the harrowing decline that many were expecting, though the middle part of the month hardly felt easy.
Now we open November with a new Dow Jones Industrial Average but with some old fears still lurking. With the earnings season largely out of the way, focus will once again turn to the
& Co. take action? Will they sit back? That debate, along with more chatter about Y2K exposure, is likely to make the market ride a little tougher. We'll be there every step of the way, with our markets team combing the action for each important detail in both the Briefing Room and in the bond and stock updates and roundups.
Away from the hurly-burly, we are settling into our recently updated design. While most of you have expressed appreciation at the subtle and important changes, we have also noted some performance problems. We're working on those issues aggressively, making sure that we can get you precious information as quickly as possible. If you have additional comments about the design or functionality, don't hesitate to email our customer service group at
For those of you scrambling for something interesting on the weekends, we continue to add to your options. First, "TheStreet.com" television show, under the direction of
, comes at you three times over the weekend on
Fox News Channel
. It's on at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on Saturdays and again at 10 a.m. ET on Sundays (this Sunday's show was pre-empted by news coverage of the tragic crash of an
flight off the coast of Nantucket, Mass.). Check out the Fox
page on our site for details, polls and video of the show.
In addition, the weekend coverage continues to surprise with new ideas. Last week we added a
contest that tests every market maven's expertise. And, of course, there are all kinds of goodies and prizes for participants. In addition, we're adding to weekend personal finance coverage. Check out
www.thestreet.com/free to get the answers to your personal finance questions and other investment education and guidance.
From the weekend throughout the entire week, we're hustling to bring you more of the news and information that helps make you a wiser investor. Sharp stories about your favorite stocks and insightful commentary that can't be found anywhere else. It's a combination of news, information and data that we're always trying to make better.
Have a great week!
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