Dec. 17 - The NYSE holds a moment of silence before the start of trade to pay respects to the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence on Monday to pay respects to the victims of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The moment of silence took place at 0915 local time on the floor of the exchange just before start of trade. The NYSE has held other moments of silence in the past, including for the victims of 9/11. After a one minute pause, traders returned to work on the NYSE floor. Twelve girls, eight boys and six adult women were killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Newtown is located 80 miles (128 kilometers) northeast of New York City.