Stacey Cunningham, the current New York Stock Exchange chief operating officer, will become the exchange's 67th president starting Friday. She will be its first female leader in the exchange's 226-year history.
On an otherwise slow trading day, both the Nasdaq and Dow Jones indexes made notable gains. The Nasdaq closed at a record 5,487 points while the Dow inched closer to a 20,000 high.
People in New York City walk by the Nasdaq stock market one day after the the electronic exchange experienced a a three-hour trading delay due to a technical problem.
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