NYSE to reopen trading floor after Memorial Day with changes

NYSE President Stacey Cunningham announced the decision on Thursday

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The New York Stock Exchange, owned by Intercontinental Exchange, will reopen its trading floor on May 26, the day after Memorial Day, with limitations.

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ICEINTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE INC.100.56+2.23+2.27%

President Stacey Cunningham disclosed the date in a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece.

"I hear every day from companies eager to return," she wrote. "We'll do so this month, slowly and carefully."

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The floor, located in downtown Manhattan, will reopen to " a subset" of floor brokers, eager to return to work she wrote.

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"Two months later, we've learned a lot and are in a position to reopen the floor with vital new safety measures, as we begin working together to restart the U.S. economy," she added in the piece.

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CMECME GROUP INC166.78+2.85+1.74%
CBOECBOE GLOBAL MARKETS89.70+0.40+0.45%

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