From WALL STREET JOURNAL
Executives from LinkedIn Corp., reveling in their enormously successful initial public offering last Thursday, rang the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell. Big money, big smiles, the kind of moment that made the NYSE the Big Board.
The day’s closing ceremonies told a different tale: The head of Sybase, in honor of a golf tournament it sponsored, rang the bell to end the day’s trading. The firm, having been taken over by a European company, is no longer listed on the Big Board.
The steady decline in the number of stocks listed in the U.S. finally reached the point this …
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