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When the lights come on on the New York Stock Exchange in the morning, Consolidated Edison is in business. The company supplies around ten million people in the financial metropolis and its surroundings with electricity and gas, thereby helping to keep New York City running. It is itself a legend of Wall Street: The company, founded 200 years ago as the New York Gas Light Company, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1824, and no share is traded here longer. That's 199 years of uninterrupted stock market history for a company that has borne the name of the electrical pioneer Thomas Alva Edison since 1936.
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