Nasdaq reports lower third-quarter profit


Nasdaq OMX Group reported a lower third-quarter profit on Wednesday, due in part to a drop in trading volumes in U.S. and Nordic equities.

The New York-based exchange operator said it had earned $89 million, or 52 cents per share, down from $109 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

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(Reporting by John McCrank in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)