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Europe to NYSE: Drop Dead

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Why is it the US that always gets called unilateralist or isolationist?

Italy's finance minister, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, said Wednesday that he favored an alliance of Euronext, Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana, making him the second European leader in two days to call for a regional deal since Euronext agreed to be acquired by the New York Stock Exchange.

Oh, that's right. It's because the definition of "isolationist" is when the US acts like every other country in the world.

Italian favors Europe bourse
[International Herald Tribune]