The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed out its best year since 1997 on Tuesday as traders wrapped up a record-setting year.
Twitter’s stock debut up 73 above its IPO price. Twitter’s trading debut is the most highly anticipated since Facebook’s last year. Twitter will trade under the ticker symbol “TWTR.”
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.
Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.
The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
Trading resumed on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday after being closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ran the opening bell.
Google’s stock plunged after it released its third-quarter earnings report early, apparently by mistake.
Facebook Inc.’s slip left it trading just above $34 as the markets closed Monday.
The initial price didn’t hold, gaining 11 percent as investors scrambled to get a piece of the company that started in a Harvard dorm room and became, with Friday’s trading, a more than $100 billion giant.
The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange said Sunday that it rejected an $11.3-billion bid from Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange to buy the company.