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New York Stock Exchange sold for $8.2 billion, ending two centuries of independence

Zachary M. Seward

Atlanta-based upstart IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) just confirmed that it will buy NYSE Euronext, owner of the New York Stock Exchange, in an $8.2 billion deal. The acquisition ends 220 years of independence for NYSE and is a turning point for 12-year-old ICE, which until now has focused on its commodities exchange.