Nasdaq, Times Square reopened after scare


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  • Thursday, 31 Dec 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Times Square was closed briefly and three nearby buildings, including the Nasdaq stock exchange, were evacuated in a security scare on Wednesday, police said, a day before the traditional New Year's Eve festivities in the famed intersection.

The street closings and evacuations were prompted by a police investigation of a suspicious van that local media reported had been parked on Broadway for two days.

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