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U. S. Stock Exchanges Announce the Closure of its U.S. Markets in Honor of a National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

NEW YORK — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Both the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange announced that the U.S. Markets will observe the passing of President George H.W. Bush by closing all Nasdaq U.S. equities and options markets on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

In addition, Nasdaq announced that it will observe a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Nasdaq Tower in Times Square will be displaying a message honoring the former President.

According to a report from CNN,

The NYSE also said the flag will fly at half-staff throughout the mourning period. “We remember President Bush admiringly as a veteran who fought totalitarianism, a statesman who advocated for freedom, a leader who served his country, and an unabashedly dedicated family man,” Stacey Cunningham, NYSE Group President, said in a statement.