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This week in financial history
- 1914 - The New York Stock Exchange reopened for business after being closed at the outbreak of the First World War. Source: 12 December 1914: NYSE resumes stock trading
- 1996 - The New York Stock Exchange started transmitting real-time stock quotes to cable television channels CNN-FN and CNBC. Previously, there was a 15-minute delay. Increased availability of stock quotes on the internet spurred the change. Source: Stock Quotes In Real Time
- 1886 - The first day on which stock transactions totaled more than of the signing of the original New York Stock Exchange brokers' agreement. (Source)
- 2014 - The MyRA, a tax-advantage savings plan designed for US workers lacking employer provider retirement plans, was established on December 15, 2014. Source: myRA Regulation (31 CFR Part 347)
- 1929 - US Treasury started regular issues of 13- week bills. Source: Timeline of U.S. Treasury Bills
- 1985 - The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 created the American Eagle bullion gold coin, available as one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce coins.Source: Actions- S.1639 99th Congress
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