Stock trading hours extended

May 21, 1991

The Securities and Exchange Commission agreed yesterday to permit the New York Stock Exchange to extend its hours of trading beyond the 4 p.m. bell.

The Big Board had sought the extended trading hours as a first step in its plan to offer 24-hour trading ultimately. It made the request because it has been losing market share to other exchanges in the U.S. and abroad.

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