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Wall Street Roundup: Bad party timing. Wall Street's next movie.

September 24, 2010 |  7:50 am

Hopeful news. A key indicator of investment activity -- durable goods orders -- rose twice as much as expected, giving the markets a boost.

Bad party timing. Bank of America held a party at a rooftop bar in Manhattan at the same time that the bank is laying off employees, Fox Business reported. 

Hedge funds missing. Former President Clinton complained that, given their wealth, few hedge fund managers have gotten involved in his philanthropic initiatives. 

Wall Street's next movie. As Oliver Stone's new film about Wall Street debuts Friday, reviews are starting to come out about the next big film that is set to take on the world of finance, this one through a much more critical lens. 

-- Nathaniel Popper in New York