No, it's globalization at it's finest. Many exchanges do't allow short positions or comments on future positions, this should be elliminated now. From today's "Break out" article:
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is ripping higher by more than 30% today on news that it will be purchased by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) for a stock and cash deal worth $8.2 billion. The deal will give ICE, an operator of global futures exchanges and other OTC functions, control of one of the most venerable names in finance in the form of the New York Stock Exchange.