NYSE, Euronext to Merge

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NYSEGroup and Euronext last week announced a merger agreement to create NYSE Euronext, the world's largest cash market.

The new exchange will combine the exchanges' market data operations, and implement a single distribution infrastructure for market data and indices in 2009, potentially saving costs the exchange and its members. However, it is not yet known whether the exchange will consolidate on a single market data platform, and if so, whether it would use an existing platform from NYSE o

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