The Curb


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The Curb

Another name for the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

The Curb

Informal for the American Stock Exchange, which, prior to its 2008 acquisition by NYSE Euronext, was a mutually owned stock exchange located in Manhattan. Of the three main U.S. stock exchanges, it has the most liberal policies on company listing, having more small companies than either the NYSE or NASDAQ. As a result, it is smaller than either of those stock exchanges by trading volume, handling only about 10% of American securities.
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Since curb ramps descend from the pedestrian sidewalk level to the vehicular area, the pedestrian crosswalk should be designated with a line--painted with slip-resistant paint and a minimum of 36-inches wide--and aligned with the base of the curb ramp to avoid any confusion about the designated pedestrian walkway.