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NASDAQ Trading Resumes After Technical Glitch Forces Halt

The exchange sent out an alert to traders at 12:20 p.m. EDT saying that trading was being halted until further notice because of problems with a quote dissemination system.

08/22/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo)

Japanese Nuclear Crisis Rattles Financial Markets; Dow Has Biggest Drop Since August

Stock indexes lost 2 percent and gave up nearly all of their gains for the year Wednesday. All 10 company groups that make up the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell.

03/16/2011

Specialist Glenn Carell, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (AP Photo)

Dow Closes Down 138 Points Amid Escalating Japan Nuke Fears

The Federal Reserve expressed more confidence in the U.S. economy even as Japan’s nuclear crisis raised worries around the globe. The Fed said Tuesday that the economic recovery is on “firmer footing” and the jobs market is “improving gradually.”

03/15/2011