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Mar 31, 2000

Making the leap

Switching to the NYSE

Viacom's Sumner Redstone was doused in green goo in a specially built 'slimatorium'. Joseph Nacchio of Qwest was the first in the new millennium to ring the opening bell. And Bowne & Co's Robert Johnson drove golf balls down Broad Street. However they marked the occasion, these CEOs were all undergoing the same rite of passage: switching to the New York Stock Exchange. The CEOs were evidently thrilled, and so is the Big Board. It could not claim a record number of transfers from the Nasdaq

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