Students in the Academy of Finance at Howard County's Applications and Research Laboratory now have the entire financial world before them.
The academy unveiled a new data center at the Ellicott City school Friday — one that includes a New York Stock Exchange ticker, giving the students live, up-to-the-minute information about the markets they're studying.
"The opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange is one of the most exciting sounds in the American landscape," Superintendent Renee Foose said. "This is a wonderful, wonderful thing."
The unveiling of the ticker, part of a new data center in the academy, "embodies our strategic...