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U.S. stock markets observing moments of silence in memory of late president

U.S. stock markets observing moments of silence in memory of late president

The major U.S. stock exchanges observed moments of silence Wednesday in memory of President Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday at 93.
The New York Stock Exchange delayed the start of trading by two minutes at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT), with traders and NYSE employees standing in silence on the floor of the exchange. The Nasdaq Stock Market observed two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT); although the Nasdaq has no central trading floor, it asked traders to refrain from making any transactions during that time.
The stock markets in the United States traditionally have closed on the day of a president's funeral. The exchanges said they were waiting for details of Ford's funeral to be released before announcing their own plans.


Updated : 2021-04-14 04:32 GMT+08:00