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The Buttonwood Gathering brings together global thought leaders in the international finance world to discuss how to improve the global economic order.

NYSE: From Buttonwood Tree to Buyout

After 220 years, a stock-trading concern that started under a buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan is getting taken over by a high-tech futures trader from the Deep South.The merger of Atlanta's IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) with the Big Board's parent company, NYSE Euronext (NYX), comes after the NYSE has spent decades working to modernize its offerings. The rise of electronic trading and alternate venues like "dark pools" for swapping shares has thinned the ranks of floor traders, making the physical location of the New York Stock Exchange more of a symbol of stock trading than a hub of it.But its base at 18 Broad Street in New York has remained an icon of American capitalism. It was a location of protests from the Occupy Wall Street movement, and a thinly disguised stand-in for its floor featured in a blockbuster Batman movie just this year. In 2011, an outcry was sparked about a potential name change that might have resulted from a failed merger with Deutsche Boerse AG (DBOEF, ...

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  1. Yale's Shiller: Housing in the Weeds for Next 4 Years

    Yale University professor of economics Robert Shiller argues the foreclosure freeze is bad for the housing market.

  2. Former U.S. Advisers on State of Fiscal Collapse

    Laura Tyson, professor at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, and former Under Secretary of the Treasury Jerome Powell debate the state of fiscal collapse.

  3. How Can Washington Tackle Fiscal Collapse?

    'The Economist' Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on hot topics at the 2010 Buttonwood Gathering.

  4. Investors, Market Can Expect More Regulation

    Omers CEO Michael Nobrega on White House Economic Advisor Larry Summers' comments on markets.

  5. China Can't Save Economy

    Morgan Stanley Asia Chair Stephen Roach on why China won't be able to prop up the global economy.

  6. Dow 9000 or Dow 11000?

    Putnam Investments CEO Bob Reynolds on why he believes the market is headed up.

  7. Geithner, Summers, Bair on Wall Street « Emac's Stock Watch

    October 16, 2009 08:33 AM UTC by Elizabeth MacDonaldGeithner, Summers, Bair on Wall StreetIn unprepared remarks given at a Wall Street conference hosted by The Ec on...

  8. Geithner, Summers, Bair on Wall Street

    October 16, 2009 8:33 AM Geithner, Summers, Bair on Wall Streetby Elizabeth MacDonaldSelect rating Poor Okay Good Great Awesome No votes yetComments »In unprepared r...

  9. How to Get Government out of Banking

    The Economist Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on how to kick Uncle Sam out of Wall Street.

  10. Fixing A Broken Finance System

    Buttonwood columnist Phillip Coggan on how the government is fixing the financial system.

  1. Money Talks: What's the Biggest Issue Facing the Markets?

    Name: David Rosenberg       Firm: Gluskin Sheff + AssociatesTitle: Chief Economist & StrategistFirst job in business: Housing policy analyst at CMHC (Canada Mortgage...

  2. NYSE shareholders seen embracing D. Boerse merger

    By Jonathan SpicerNEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange , an icon of American capitalism, is expected to take a crucial step toward ceding control to a Ge...

  3. Is the Fed's Debt-Buying Unconstitutional?

    Is the Federal Reserve violating the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers with its new purchases of $600 billion worth of U.S. Treasuries? Is the Fed engaging in...

  4. Citigroup CEO Meets Men Of God

    Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE:C) CEO Vikram Pandit supports a 10% cap on credit-card interest rates -- or so men of God told me on Monday.I was standing outside the City Un...

  5. Debt a Bipartisan Creation?

    Alice Rivlin and Fmr. Sen. Pete Domenici of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force on the exploding U.S. deficit

  6. Why Can't Congress Fix Debt?

    Alice Rivlin and Fmr. Sen. Pete Domenici of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force on how politicians can reduce the deficit.

  7. Housing Still in the Weeds

    Morgan Stanley's Stephen Roach breaks down why low homebuyer demand is keeping him bearish on its recovery.

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