The Straits Times
Published on Oct 31, 2012

New York Stock Exchange will reopen Wednesday


NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading on Wednesday after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

The exchange said in a statement on Tuesday that its building and trading floor are fully operational and that normal trading will resume at the usual starting time of 9.30am.

There had been erroneous reports Monday that the exchange floor had flooded. Exchange spokesman Ray Pellecchia said the exchange's building did not have any flooding or damage.

Tuesday marks the first time since 1888 that the NYSE remained closed for two consecutive days because of weather. The earlier shutdown was caused by a massive snow storm.