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October 25, 2009

Foreigners on Wall Street … or: (Buzz Off, Cuz) the Street "Can't Slow Down"

ick Jones, left, and Kelly Hansen, of the rock group Foreigner, pose for photos on the trading floor before they ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Kudos to the NYSE for the cool distraction tactic.

Really loved how the New York Stock Exchange exploited pop culture this week not just as a distraction tactic, but to also mock all of us non-rock stars truly enraged by Wall Street. The caption:

Mick Jones, left, and Kelly Hansen, of the rock group Foreigner, pose for photos on the trading floor before they ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, to celebrate their new CD-DVD release “Can’t Slow Down.”

(image: Richard Drew/AP)

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