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Wall Street Roundup: Selling the Big Board. The next crisis.

July 7, 2011 |  8:12 am

Bull -- spencer platt getty Gold: Trading now at $1,526 per ounce, down 0.2% from Wednesday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 12718.70, up 0.7% from Wednesday.

Looking up. Unexpectedly good data on unemployment and retail sales have stock prices headed up Thursday morning.

Selling the Big Board. The sale of the New York Stock Exchange to Germany's leading stock exchange moved one step closer after the Big Board's shareholders voted to approve the deal.

The next crisis. In the next financial crisis, the government may be able to claw back the salaries of executives whose banks fail, according to new rules passed Wednesday.

Jet set. An investment division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. is taking a big stake in the publisher responsible for Ebony and Jet magazines.

-- Nathaniel Popper

Photo: Wall Street. Credit: Getty Images/Spencer Platt.