The board of NYSE turned down an $11.3 billion bid that would divide the company in two
After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points
Earnings season begins with Alcoa disclosure. Also, NYSE rejects Nasdaq OMX offer and Rajaratnam defense begins.
Unemployment report showing a gain of 216,000 jobs provided a lift for stocks. With unemployment rate at a two-year low, the Dow rose 56 points.
Stock exchange saw losses for a second straight day after weak retail report.
A potential merger would make a German company majority owners of the New York Stock Exchange, the symbolic headquarters of American capitalism.