Nasdaq Stock Market ( NDAQ) fell again a day after it announced that investors owning only 0.6% of London Stock Exchange shares had voted to accept its $5.2 billion hostile bid. Nasdaq is now extending the offer through Jan. 26. It currently owns about 28.8% of LSE. Shares were falling 43 cents to $34.19.

Allied Capital ( ALD) regained some of Thursday's losses after a Banc of America analyst upped the firm's rating to buy from neutral. Allied's stock had tumbled after a former executive VP associated with the company was indicted on fraud charges. Shares were up $1.08, or 3.7%, to $30.48.

Nymex ( NMX) rose after the commodities exchange said that trading volume reached about 801,000 Thursday for crude futures contracts, with total volume reaching above 2 million. Shares were adding $2.33, or 1.8%, to $128.73.

Tower Group ( TWGP) declined after the insurer cut its shelf registration by $5 million to $81 million. The company said this won't impact 2007 earnings, but shares were losing 31 cents, or 1%, to $29.86.

Apollo Investment ( AINV) slipped after it added 2 million shares to its public offering announced last week, to a total of 18 million shares. The New York-based firm was down 28 cents, or 1.3%, to $22.17.

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