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CME to Buy CBOT in Deal Valued at $8B -- CNBC [Reuters]

Summary: According to CNBC television, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings has agreed to acquire CBOT Holdings Inc. for $8B. CBOT shares are up 13% pre-market on the report. This is the latest in a surge of consolidation in global exchanges.
Related links: MarketWatch (Oct. 13): CME, CBOT get swept up in talk of exchange consolidationMating Season for the Big ExchangesWhy I'm Long-term Bullish on the ExchangesTokyo Stock Exchange Favors Euronext-NYSE DealCombined ICE-NYBOT Looks Attractive
Potentially impacted stocks and ETFs: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME), CBOT Holdings Inc. (BOT), NYSE Group Inc. (NYX), Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NDAQ), IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE)

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