NASDAQ

The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American stock exchange. It is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the United States. With approximately 3,200 companies, it has more trading volume per hour than any other stock exchange in the world. It was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), who divested themselves of it in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001. It is owned and operated by the NASDAQ OMX Group, the stock of which was listed on its own stock exchange in 2002, and is monitored by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). With the completed purchase of the Nordic-based operated exchange OMX, following its agreement with Borse Dubai, NASDAQ is poised to capture 67% of the controlling stake in the aforementioned exchange, thereby inching ever closer to taking over the company and creating a trans-atlantic powerhouse. The group, now known as Nasdaq-OMX, controls and operates the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City -- the second largest exchange in the United States. It also operates eight stock exchanges in Europe and holds one-third of the Dubai
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    The Associated Press 3 hours ago
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  • Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks

    The Associated Press 3 hours ago
    Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks
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  • The Associated Press

    Stocks move higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

    The Associated Press 7 hours ago
    Stocks move higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports. Comcast rose 2 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. The giant cable TV company signed up more ...
  • The Associated Press

    Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

    The Associated Press 9 hours ago
    Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher in early trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports. Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. The giant cable TV company signed up ...
  • The Associated Press

    Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

    The Associated Press 1 day ago
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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases

    The Associated Press 1 day ago
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