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End of an era: The NYSE floor isn't even good for PR photos anymore

End of an era: The NYSE floor isn't even good for PR photos anymore

The vast bulk of trading of New York Stock Exchange-listed shares moved away from the NYSE floor years ago, but the death knell for human-interactive trading may have been sounded recently when MarketWatch, a Dow Jones-owned news website, said it would no longer use photos from the floor to illustrate its market stories.

"The Big Board is now little more than a Big Tent for a phony media circus of photo-ops and cable-news talking heads," wrote MarketWatch editor Jeremy Olshan in the accompanying story....

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