WALL STREET: Curbstone Burial

The N.Y. Curb Exchange, which got its name and first fame as an open-air securities market, last week seemed due for a change. The Curb's governing board decided the old name was "no longer indicative" of the Curb's prestige, since it now handles one-fourth the volume of the Stock Exchange and is the biggest U.S. market for foreign securities. Effective Jan. 5, if members agree, the Curb will become the American Stock Exchange.

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