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Nasdaq says No. 2 executive leaving company, going to ConvergEx

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group <NDAQ.O> said its No. 2 executive, head of transaction services Eric Noll, is leaving the company to become president of brokerage ConvergEx Group immediately and eventually its next chief executive. Nasdaq said it would assess internal and external candidates for Noll's replacement, and plans to fill that role near the end of the first quarter of 2014. (Reporting by John McCrank; Editing by Gary Hill)

Time Warner Cable, Gap, Intel and Biogen are big market movers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Time Warner Cable, up $12.06 to $132.92 There are reports of an upcoming bid for Time Warner Cable by Comcast, which has sought guidance on U.S. antitrust laws. The Gap Inc., down 55 cents to $41.31 The retailer posted a spike in quarterly profit, but its conservative annual outlook implies a tough holiday season. United States Steel Corp., down 79 cents to $26.36

Merged American Airlines to land on Nasdaq

American Airlines and US Airways, essentially cleared for merger next month, on Friday said that the combined company, the world's biggest airline, will trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market. American's parent, AMR Corporation, and US Airways Group knocked down a major hurdle for their merger Tuesday by agreeing to drop airport slots and other rights at key airports in a proposed deal settling a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit.

Maki-designed building first to open on World Trade Center site

Four World Trade Center, designed by renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, was the first building to open on the original World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan on Wednesday. "I am extremely honored to be here today," said Maki at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The architect also thanked the building's owner and developer for "inviting us and bestowing in us the confidence to undertake this most important challenge."

Macy's sales turnaround adds to holiday sales hopes

By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - Sales at Macy's Inc <M.N> rebounded in the latest quarter, joining signs at other retailers that consumers will spend this holiday season if the price is right. Wednesday's earnings report reassured investors that Macy's was back on track after a disappointing prior quarter, when it said it had not offered enough lower-priced merchandise in a difficult economy. Shares of the retailer closed up 9.4 percent at $50.68.

New skyscraper opens on site of World Trade Center

A skyscraper built on the site of the former World Trade Center, whose iconic Twin Towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, was inaugurated Wednesday. Four World Trade Center is the first office building to open on the original 16-acre (64,750 square meter) site known as Ground Zero where more than 2,700 people lost their lives. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki took part in the opening ceremony in Lower Manhattan. The new building replaces the South Tower of the former World Trade Center.

Another tower, 4 World Trade, opens at site of 2001 terror attacks, facing reflecting pool

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Another office tower has opened at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday for the 978-foot 4 World Trade Center. It stands near 1 World Trade Center, sometimes called the Freedom Tower. That tower was declared the nation's tallest this week and is expected to open next year. Four World Trade is designed by Fumihiko Maki (foo-meh-HEE'-koh MAH'-kee). It faces the Sept. 11 memorial's south reflecting pool.

First World Trade Center tower opened 12 years after 9/11

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first office tower at Ground Zero since the September 11, 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center opened on Wednesday, marking a comeback for the Lower Manhattan site. Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers. It stands 977 feet tall, a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.

IntercontinentalExchange completes acquisition of New York Stock Exchange parent NYSE Euronext

NEW YORK, N.Y. - IntercontinentalExchange has closed on its acquisition of NYSE Euronext. IntercontinentalExchange, a futures exchange based in Atlanta, reached a deal to buy NYSE Euronext in December in a cash-and-stock deal then worth about $8 billion. ICE valued the deal for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange at about $11 billion based on the Nov. 1 closing price of its shares. The sale was expected to close Nov. 4, but was delayed because some European regulatory agencies hadn't approved it yet.

First World Trade Center tower makes debut 12 years after 9/11

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first office tower at Ground Zero since the September 11, 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center will open on Wednesday, marking a comeback for the Lower Manhattan site. Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers. It stands 977 feet tall - a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.
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