How stocks kept trading during the NYSE outage

New York • As if a plunging Chinese stock market and the Greek debt crisis weren’t enough, investors on Wednesday got hit with more bad news: a shutdown in trading at one the world’s most famous exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange halted buying and selling of stocks for about 3 ½ hours due to what it called a “technical issue,” adding to jitters among traders already on edge and raising questions about the reliability of computerized trading systems. The halt came after a technical snafu at ...

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