Borrowing levels for Nasdaq OMX Group's previous acquisitions indicate that the exchange operator might be able to bolster its bid for NYSE Euronext by about $1.3 billion in cash. That would be likely to threaten Nasdaq's investment-grade credit rating. Meanwhile, Nasdaq continues to claim the superiority of its counterbid with IntercontinentalExchange. Nasdaq said its better technology would result in increased cost savings.
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