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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Now that the New York Stock Exchange has been bought, what does it mean for investors? Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, which gives shoppers -- and retailers -- an extra weekday for finding that last-minute gift. The demand for architects is on the rise. Shaquille O’Neal announced he will launch a new vodka called Luv Shaq. Stephen Beard follows the rise of Shahid Nazir from fish monger in London to a worldwide Youtube sensation. And we hear the story of a man who, after serving 13 years in prison, found out he owed the city of Philadelphia almost $42,000.

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NYSE's new parent is from Atlanta

The front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is viewed on Dec. 20, 2012 in New York City. Founded in 1817, New York Stock Exchange has agreed to an $8.2 billion takeover from IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). NYSE Euronext, the stock exchange's holding company, has agreed to an offer of $33.12 a share in cash and stock from the Atlanta-based energy trader.
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