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German Phrases That Might Come in Handy As Deutsche Börse Takes Over the NYSE

Confounding expectations, New York Stock Exchange CEO Duncan Niederauer doesn't speak ein bisschen of German. So Felix Salmon thoughtfully compiled some useful phrases for when the Deutsche Börse greeting party arrives on Wall Street. For instance, to connote the proper deference to the exchange's new owner, Duncan might want to open with, "Also ich, für meinen Teil, heisse meine neuen Chefs herzlich willkommen!" ("I, for one, welcome my new overlords.") [Reuters]

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