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Feb 21, 2014

NYT | Opinion Today February 21, 2014: My Night in Solitary

The New York Times

February 21, 2014

Opinion Today



OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

My Night in Solitary

By RICK RAEMISCH
Driving prisoners crazy won't make the public safer.
OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Sochi Under Siege

By MARIA ALYOKHINA
Built on corruption, run by repression, the Winter Games are a microcosm of Putin's Russia.
Timothy Egan
OP-ED | TIMOTHY EGAN

Days of Desiccation

By TIMOTHY EGAN
California is a precursor of what could happen elsewhere if we think we can out-engineer a fevered planet.
OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered ... Hilariously

By DICK CAVETT
I had cut class to hang around in the city of my dreams, and even gone to Lindy's, but the day's unexpected highlight - Sid Caesar - still lay ahead.
GRAY MATTER

Should Obesity Be a 'Disease'?

By CRYSTAL L. HOYT and JENI L. BURNETTE
The label removes shame, but makes dieting harder.
ROOM FOR DEBATE

Life After Gluten

For people who don't suffer from celiac disease, is the gluten-free diet a fad or an innovative way to approach eating?
OPINIONATOR | THE TASK

Weighing the Ice Cream

By OLIVIA JUDSON
The division of property among siblings is notorious for causing family rifts.
DOT EARTH BLOG

The Marxist Dalai Lama Visits a Washington Shrine to Free Markets

By ANDREW C. REVKIN
The Dalai Lama, a self-described Marxist, discusses the possibility of "moral free enterprise."
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TODAY'S EDITORIALS

New York Rethinks Solitary Confinement

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Prison officials took a major step when they agreed to reform this cruel yet far too common practice.
EDITORIAL

Muzzling Speech in India

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The wanton abuse of laws restricting expression is creating a climate of fear.
EDITORIAL

Los Angeles's Costly Lesson for the Vatican

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
A decade of litigation and shameful denial has cost the archdiocese more than $740 million in monetary damages, with the spiritual toll far from tallied.
EDITORIAL OBSERVER

The Go-To Congresswoman on Gun Control Packs It In

By FRANCIS X. CLINES
After 18 years of meeting with victims and their families, Representative Carolyn McCarthy can move on and know that she tried to make a difference.

TAKING NOTE

Mayor Do as I Say

By LAWRENCE DOWNES
Bill de Blasio gave an impassioned presentation about traffic safety on Tuesday. On Thursday he was caught barreling down the highway over the speed limit.
THE CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERAL

Ain't It Not Grand?

By PAUL KRUGMAN
BowlesSimpsonism is dead.
EVALUATIONS

Contraception in the Shadow of Abortion

By ROSS DOUTHAT
A response to Will Saletan and James Taranto on the sexual revolution and the decline of marriage.

WSJ | Most Actives Closing February 21, 2014.

Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:47 pm ET 02/21/2014
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Bank of America (BAC)105,257,246$16.29-0.01-0.06
Verizon Communications (VZ)58,099,21047.27-0.85-1.77
Rite Aid (RAD)50,503,0436.670.142.14
General Motors (GM)42,666,75136.690.180.49
General Electric (GE)36,977,70724.94-0.18-0.72
Ford Motor (F)29,912,79815.16-0.11-0.72
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)29,768,57229.79-0.40-1.32
Citigroup (C)24,387,02348.260.130.27
Cabot Oil&Gas (COG)23,848,88436.07-3.21-8.17
Newmont Mining (NEM)22,941,59023.38-1.08-4.42
Alcoa (AA)20,110,88111.73-0.05-0.42
Coca-Cola (KO)19,367,17037.18-0.12-0.32
EMC (EMC)19,271,73225.500.030.12
AT&T (T)19,037,70732.80-0.38-1.15
Sprint (S)18,955,7738.290.020.24
Pfizer (PFE)18,411,33831.46-0.09-0.29
Vale ADS (VALE)17,755,01214.730.100.68
Juniper Networks (JNPR)17,567,74727.950.541.97
Safeway (SWY)17,210,03536.841.524.30
JPMorgan Chase (JPM)16,757,13157.610.030.05
Emeritus (ESC)15,407,97929.017.5535.18
Wells Fargo (WFC)15,374,74845.60-0.03-0.07
Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)15,053,83030.550.461.53
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)14,436,79011.430.151.33
Nokia ADS (NOK)14,382,8957.460.152.05
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Groupon (GRPN)139,125,747$8.03-2.25-21.88
Facebook Cl A (FB)70,573,83768.59-1.04-1.49
Micron Technology (MU)44,600,85925.08-0.41-1.61
Microsoft (MSFT)37,585,05637.980.230.61
Vodafone Group ADS (VOD)35,119,44039.000.260.67
Microvision (MVIS)34,642,5002.830.165.99
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,178,99822.13-0.17-0.76
Intel (INTC)30,205,01524.42-0.32-1.29
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)28,628,6493.610.010.28
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)28,336,30589.93-0.12-0.13
Zynga (ZNGA)26,477,5685.00-0.09-1.77
Comcast Cl A (CMCSA)23,425,80551.05-0.71-1.37
Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA)17,250,3568.870.141.60
Express Scripts Holding (ESRX)15,351,69274.01-3.11-4.03
Applied Materials (AMAT)14,755,43019.100.110.58
Wendy's Co (WEN)14,532,0669.900.080.81
VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (XIV)12,897,18831.87-0.36-1.12
BlackBerry (BBRY)12,633,5879.14-0.21-2.25
Yahoo! (YHOO)12,276,03837.29-0.50-1.32
American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)11,904,83914.200.090.64
Marvell Technology Group (MRVL)11,384,13915.60-0.53-3.26
NVIDIA (NVDA)11,193,90118.64-0.14-0.75
Gilead Sciences (GILD)10,941,60282.59-0.22-0.27
Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)10,703,3989.110.161.79
DIRECTV (DTV)10,500,19675.02-0.06-0.08
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)107,790,391$183.89-0.21-0.11
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)59,939,91739.430.270.69
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)45,604,7822.81-0.30-9.65
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)38,866,02521.480.040.19
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)36,906,24326.53-0.14-0.52
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)35,499,11411.510.090.79
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)35,029,87243.010.471.10
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)31,556,774115.660.360.31
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)25,727,81239.070.270.70
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)19,728,20235.740.060.17
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)13,977,43740.760.541.34
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)12,022,01266.970.130.19
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)11,475,56686.41-0.69-0.79
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA)9,807,56016.35-0.17-1.03
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)8,983,21140.550.050.12
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)8,229,10767.640.110.16
ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS)8,106,21729.670.070.24
iShares Silver Trust (SLV)7,777,63620.97-0.03-0.14
SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)7,132,369127.58-0.02-0.02
iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH)6,709,18919.860.080.40
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares (TNA)6,547,38276.650.690.91
Select Sector SPDR-Technology (XLK)6,205,85735.95-0.14-0.39
Select Sector SPDR-Industrial (XLI)6,053,74051.390.060.12
ProShares Ultra S&P500 (SSO)5,632,111101.17-0.17-0.17
Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares (FAS)5,361,23985.380.240.28
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Groupon (GRPN)139,125,747$8.03-2.25-21.88
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)107,790,391183.89-0.21-0.11
Bank of America (BAC)105,257,24616.29-0.01-0.06
Facebook Cl A (FB)70,569,40168.59-1.04-1.49
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)59,939,91739.430.270.69
Verizon Communications (VZ)54,915,21047.27-0.85-1.77
Rite Aid (RAD)50,503,0436.670.142.14
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)45,604,7822.81-0.30-9.65
Micron Technology (MU)44,600,85925.08-0.41-1.61
General Motors (GM)42,666,75136.690.180.49
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)38,866,02521.480.040.19
Microsoft (MSFT)37,585,05637.980.230.61
General Electric (GE)36,957,70724.94-0.18-0.72
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)36,906,24326.53-0.14-0.52
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)35,499,11411.510.090.79
Vodafone Group ADS (VOD)35,116,99239.000.260.67
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)35,029,87243.010.471.10
Microvision (MVIS)34,642,5002.830.165.99
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)31,556,774115.660.360.31
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,179,29322.13-0.17-0.76
Intel (INTC)30,205,28524.42-0.32-1.29
Ford Motor (F)29,912,79815.16-0.11-0.72
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)29,768,57229.79-0.40-1.32
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)28,628,6493.610.010.28
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)28,336,30589.93-0.12-0.13
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group