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Archipelago Exchange

A former electronic communications network that facilitated over-the-counter trading by sending buy or sell orders to the appropriate specialist on the floor of a stock exchange, bypassing the floor broker. It merged with the New York Stock Exchange in 2006 to form NYSE Arca.

Archipelago

An electronic communications network formed in 1996 as one of the four original ECNs approved by the SEC. The network offers what is essentially a national and visible limit order book for stocks. In 2001 Archipelago received SEC approval to launch Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx), an electronic stock market for New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq securities. ArcaEx is operated as a regulated facility of the Pacific Exchange.
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maxima was found to inhabit the fringing reefs of the inner island chain with the mean density of 0.
The Philippine Air Force visits the country's markers on the island chain at least twice a month.
The Queen Charlotte Island chain also grows some of the biggest black bears in North America, making this a first-rate destination for bowhunters seeking record-book bears.
While across the Grenadine Island chain, the impact of this type of tourism is even more extreme, with Canauon, Mustique and Palm Island possessing very few indigenous buildings, as whole islands are leased to developers.
Several lines now operate near the island with vessels that are small enough to meet domestic regulations, which limit sizes to protect the island chain.
ANOTHER earthquake jolted India's remote Andaman and Nicobar island chain yesterday - the latest to strike near the archipelago hard-hit by last month's killer tsunami.
The most powerful hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years slammed into the island chain last night, unleashing winds that snapped off palm trees, scoured the coast and tested its vaunted ability to withstand a fierce storm.
HURRICANE Fabian struck Bermuda last night with the most violent storms the island chain has seen in 50 years.
When you think of the Ogasawara island chain, think of Bermuda as part and parcel of New York City, or of Madeira as a distant fragment of London; these comparisons pretty much convey the relationship--and contrast--between the monstrous grey metropolis of Tokyo and what is termed Ogasawara-mura--"Ogasawara village," Tokyo's farthest-flung suburb.
It is expected to turn north to move along the Pacific coast in the Tohoku region and become a tropical depression near the Kuril island chain northeast of Hokkaido by Wednesday morning.
But their original homeland was the Aleutian island chain that extends 1,100 miles west from the mainland of Alaska.