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NYSE to Buy Scandal-Plagued Libor

But UK will still regulate it

(Newser) - Hey buddy, wanna buy a disgraced financial metric? Because the New York Stock Exchange does. It's struck a deal to buy Libor, the benchmark for global short-term interest rates that became synonymous in recent years with complex stories about financial skullduggery thanks to a scandal in which the world'... More »

NYSE Sells to Rival Exchange for $8.2B

Iconic 220-year-old exchange sells to competitor

(Newser) - InterContinentalExchange Inc. has agreed to buy NYSE Euronext, the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, for $8.2 billion, the two companies announced this morning. ICE, an Atlanta-based commodity exchange, says it intends to leave the NYSE's branding alone, and would explore an IPO for Euronext, spinning... More »

NYSE Testing Hurricane Contingency Plan

And denies reports that the exchange had flooded overnight

(Newser) - As the New York Stock Exchange remains closed for a second day today, US stock exchange operators are testing a new “precautionary” contingency strategy this morning with an eye toward restarting trading again this week. The plan involves the NYSE and the smaller NYSE MKT staying closed, as the... More »

Nasdaq: We Bungled Facebook IPO

CEO Robert Greifeld: Nasdaq is 'humbly embarrassed'

(Newser) - Nasdaq admitted today that it mishandled Facebook's record-busting IPO on Friday with maddening delays and technical glitches, the Wall Street Journal reports. "This was not our finest hour," said Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld, who called his exchange "humbly embarrassed." Nasdaq's board met today, he... More »

Nasdaq, ICE Drop Bid for NYSE Euronext

They recognized transaction would not receive regulatory approval

(Newser) - Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange are withdrawing their proposed $11 billion bid for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange after recognizing they would not receive regulatory approval for the transaction. The two financial giants announced today that they had held unsuccessful talks with the antitrust division of the Justice Department... More »

NYSE to Merge With Deutsche Böerse

Name of the new entity in question

(Newser) - Deutsche Böerse AG, the company that owns the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has agreed to merge with NYSE Euronext, the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, forming a new as-yet unnamed entity, the companies announced today. Deutsche Böerse will own 60% of the new company, which will... More »

Once-Frenzied NYSE Traders Twiddle Thumbs

Tech upgrades, less volume translate to gin rummy, anyone?

(Newser) - Though financial markets are as unpredictable as ever, the once-frenzied floor traders at the New York Stock Exchange are finding themselves with less to do. The introduction of a hybrid electronic system in 2006 has trimmed the workload of the iconic floor traders, who instead play cards, watch movies, or... More »

Obama Taps Schapiro as SEC Chair

Schapiro brings a wealth of experience to her new position

(Newser) - Barack Obama named Mary Schapiro as chair of the beleaguered SEC today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Schapiro's hefty resume includes stints as an SEC commissioner under former presidents Reagan and Bush, and another as acting commissioner in 1993 by Bill Clinton. Since then, Schapiro served on and eventually headed... More »

NYSE To Buy Rival Exchange

Deal will save the struggling American Stock Exchange

(Newser) - The Big Board is about to get a bit bigger: The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange agreed today to snap up its smaller rival, the American Stock Exchange, for $260 million in stock, the Wall Street Journal reports. The deal ends a rivalry that began during the... More »

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