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List of Major Stock Market Industries

Here is a list of the major stock market industries. The 32 sectors are broken down into these smaller subsets called industries, which are simply the basic categories of business activity. Click on any industry to learn more about that industry, including the companies within that sector, and what stocks are recently making news.
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Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) Plummets on 22% Discount on Stock Offering


Shares of Denver, Colorado, based Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) fell sharply on Tuesday, on a down day on Wall Street across the board. Whiting's stock fell $7.48 per share, down 19.48% to close at 30.91 per share, on trading volume of 58,107,805 shares. The company disclosed that it is pricing an upcoming stock offering at
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