IntercontinentalExchange Purchases The New York Stock Exchange For Over 8 Billion

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December... News PhotoBusiness,Corporate Business,Finance,Horizontal,International Landmark,New York City,New York Stock Exchange,Stock Market and Exchange,Trader,Trading,USA,WorkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 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)