The New York Curb Exchange, which was
started by stock traders on Broad Street's curbstones in about 1850,
last week changed its name to fit its present position (878 listings,
106,200,000 shares traded last year). Up on its Trinity Place facade
went the name: American Stock Exchange. Nickname: "Amex."
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