FILE - Early arrivals at the New York Stock Exchange congregate at the Wall Street entrance in this Aug. 15, 2003 file photo. Stock market operator NYSE Euronext said Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011 that it is... more 
FILE - Early arrivals at the New York Stock Exchange congregate at the Wall Street entrance in this Aug. 15, 2003 file photo. Stock market operator NYSE Euronext said Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011 that it is in "advanced discussions" about a possible merger with Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG, which runs the Frankfurt stock exchange. A possible all-stock deal would create the world's largest exchange operator by revenues and profit, NYSE Euronext said. Trading in the shares of both companies' home markets was halted late Wednesday. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew, File
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