The New York Stock Exchange Has A Message For Irene

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She can blow a park bench through the windows of the New York Fed, flood all of downtown Manhattan and rustle the papers on Maria Bartiromo's desk but come Monday morning? That bell is getting rung.

With the threat of Hurricane Irene hitting the east coast most likely on Sunday, the New York Stock Exchange has made contingency plans and vows to open as normal on Monday. "We intend to ring the bell at 9:30 am," Lou Pastina head of floor operations, tells Bob Pisani of CNBC this morning.

That means don't leave town Deutsche Bank. If Duncan Niederauer has to crawl through broken glass to get you up on that platform, he will.

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