Big Changes for the Big Board

With Chairman Dick Grasso gone, the New York Stock Exchange looks set for a top-to-bottom overhaul. Here's how it may shake out

For a man as thin-skinned, vain, and publicity-conscious as Richard A. Grasso, it must have been hell. Day after day, from almost the moment the full details emerged of his $188 million pay package on Sept. 9, the 57-year-old chairman of the New York Stock Exchange has been the subject of an almost unprecedented tide of private maneuvering -- with even his old allies on the trading floor turning against him -- and public revulsion.

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