Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue

NEW YORK • Nasdaq halted trading Thursday because of a technical problem, the latest glitch to affect the stock market. The exchange sent out an alert to traders at 12:14 p.m. Eastern saying that trading was being halted until further notice because of problems with a quote dissemination system. More than an hour later, trading was still halted. The glitch was the latest incident to raise questions about the dangers of trading via machine, following a sudden plunge in stocks in May 2010 that cam...

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