so what - but i couldn't think of a better wa to put this piece from briefing (in wsj) 06:22 Nasdaq lobbies NYSE companies to joint-list; HPQ is first recruit -- WSJ The Nasdaq Stock Market is lobbying large, blue-chip companies that trade on the NYSE to list their shares on both Nasdaq and the Big Board as part of a program it plans to launch next week, according to people familiar with the matter. Nasdaq, which competes against the Big Board for corporate listings, plans to announce that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), one of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average and which now trades on the NYSE, has agreed to list its shares on both markets. The move would break a recent tradition in the U.S. stock markets, where major companies tend to list on only one major market. Nasdaq has contacted several large companies about listing, including AIG, SCH and PFE. According to the article, Nasdaq already handles 13.2% of the volume of NYSE-listed stocks. The move is seen for a way by corporations to highlight their frustration with the Big Board, as some CEOs have expressed frustration with the specialist system.