Kasim Reed to ring closing NASDAQ bell

If your portfolio goes up on Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants some credit.

He’s been invited to ring the closing bell for NASDAQ during a visit to Times Square. You’ll be able to watch it here — about 4 p.m.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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22 comments Add your comment


July 13th, 2011
12:32 pm

Go Mayor Reed!


July 13th, 2011
12:33 pm

Really?!! That’s impressive. Reed seems to be very well connected.

John Singer

July 13th, 2011
12:35 pm

Congrats, Mayor! Maybe your success will rub off on the market.


July 13th, 2011
12:41 pm

Nice gesture, but we need some jobs here in Georgia. I’ve been unemployed for over 9 months. When will Wall Street help us create some jobs?

Pistol Pete

July 13th, 2011
12:43 pm

When’s our Mayor going to be on Meet the Press again?


July 13th, 2011
12:44 pm


July 13th, 2011
1:01 pm

The Mayor certainly has a loyal blog following. Whenever his name is mentioned, a bunch of fawning comments automatically appear.


July 13th, 2011
1:03 pm

It’s pretty transparent, loyal followers.


July 13th, 2011
1:21 pm

I am a strong supporter of Mayor Reed but I have to agree that I think there are some plants on every Kasim Reed blog.
There is no need to trumpet the things that the Mayor is doing because he does have the city on the right path and I see a brighter future for all of us inside the city limits. If only I could afford my sewer rates, :-)

Loran, Whatayagot

July 13th, 2011
1:54 pm

It is an honor, but you must not have much to do if you can take a whole business day just to go up to New York, and ring a bell. Maybe I’m missing something. I hope there is more to it than that.


July 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

NASDAQ up 30 pts. @ midday, must be the Kasim factor!


July 13th, 2011
2:24 pm

Raquel Morris

July 13th, 2011
2:34 pm

It’s only appropriate that a Mayor who’s bought and sold by the Chamber of Commerce would also be cozy with Wall Street.

Just Wait

July 13th, 2011
2:40 pm

If he likes the north so much, why not just stay there!


July 13th, 2011
6:12 pm

I think it’s good that Reed is stepping onto the national stage. Gives him an opportunity to bring even more resources home.


July 13th, 2011
6:14 pm

@Raquel Morris I guess he opened up all the recreation centers around the city to please the Chamber of Commerce too. Give me a break. If trying to bring business to the city is wrong then we’re in trouble.


July 13th, 2011
6:20 pm

Atlanta needs to be as close to Wall Street as possible.


July 13th, 2011
6:26 pm

I’ll be watching

GoGo Gadget

July 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

If the bums in D.C. keep playing around the Nasdaq will be down for a long time. We can only hope they get their acts together.

C. Deal

July 13th, 2011
6:33 pm

My portfolio can use all the help it can it. I guess it’s M. Kasim Reed to the rescue


July 14th, 2011
2:39 pm

Well for those looking for the reason that Mayor Reed was in New York ringing the closing bell instead of working for the city here is the true reason he was there –

Atlanta is one of five cities named Thursday by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Bloomberg Philanthropies to share in $24 million to design and implement programs to meet pressing civic needs.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed confirmed that the city will receive $1.4 million annually — for the rest of Reed’s first term in office — to address two of its biggest needs: to create and fund a comprehensive 311 system to improve governmental customer service throughout the city and to reduce Atlanta’s street homeless and panhandling problem.

Bringing home the money for the City of Atlanta and maintaining our national profile.


July 15th, 2011
9:57 am

Raquel, go and hide under a rock. Seems as though you have drank some haterade this morning. Go Mayor Reed and bring some of those NY big bucks with you to Atlanta!