1/24/97 -- 7:47 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) - CNNfn said Friday it will begin carrying live prices from all three U.S. stock markets next week after reaching a deal with the Nasdaq Stock Market.

The business news cable channel already carries live quotes - the numbers that zip across the bottom of television screens - from the New York and the American stock exchanges.

CNNfn competitor CNBC, a unit of General Electric Co., also carries real-time stock quotes from the NYSE, rather than prices that traditionally have been delayed 15 minutes.

CNBC officials could not be reached after hours Friday for comment on whether the network also will be carrying live quotes from the other two stock exchanges.

The networks pay an unspecified premium for the real-time prices from the NYSE. The exchanges delay transmission of prices so it can charge more to sell the live numbers. Terms of the agreement with Nasdaq and the Amex were not disclosed.

CNNfn, part of Time Warner since the company bought Turner Broadcasting System Inc. earlier this year, started operating nearly a year ago.

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