Was this an acquisition and the shareholder of NYSE wanted to cashout their investment with a profit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...rule-out-counter-offer-for-NYSE-Euronext.html 1. 2 headqaurters 2.incorporated in netherlands? 3. why bother merging if you have two headqaurters. 4. who makes the rules now? 5. a foreign entity controllin the US financial system 6. patriot act doesn't matter.