IntercontinentalExchange Purchases The New York Stock Exchange For Over 8 Billion

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The front of the New York Stock Exchange is viewed on December 20,... News PhotoBusiness,Corporate Business,Finance,Horizontal,International Landmark,New York City,New York Stock Exchange,Stock Market and Exchange,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is viewed on December 20, 2012 in New York City. Founded in 1817, New York Stock Exchange has agreed to an $8.2 billion takeover from IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). NYSE Euronext, the stock exchange's holding company, has agreed to an offer of $33.12 a share in cash and stock from the Atlanta-based energy trader. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)