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U.S. stock markets score first gain of year

US stocks registered their first gains of the new year Tuesday, with the Nasdaq adding nearly one percent, helped by a solid November trade report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 105.84 points (0.64 percent) at 16,530.94. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 11.11 (0.61 percent) at 1,837.88, while the…

NASDAQ suspends all stock, options trading after technical glitches grind system to a halt

NEW YORK — Nasdaq Thursday suspended trading of all stocks and options due to technical problems. The exchange halted trade in all “Tape C” securities, which includes options and securities. A message from Nasdaq around 1615 GMT recommended traders route transactions to other exchanges. The tech-rich exchange said on it…

U.S. stocks fall for fifth straight session

NEW YORK — US stocks sank Tuesday for the fifth straight drop as worries about upcoming earnings, slower growth and the possibility of a Spain-driven return to crisis in Europe, kept a cloud over trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 213.66 points (1.65 percent) to 12,715.93. The broader…

Websites of Nasdaq, BATS hit in online attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Websites of exchange operators Nasdaq and BATS have been attacked by hackers over the last 24 hours, causing ongoing disruptions for those trying to use the sites, spokespersons for the companies said on Tuesday. Only the banner carrying the logo at the top of the web…

Wall Street tumbles more than 2 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled more than 2 percent on Tuesday and the Nasdaq turned negative for the year as Japan’s looming nuclear crisis looked set to thrust financial markets into a period of turmoil. U.S. shares seen as exposed to the disaster as well as economically sensitive…

Nasdaq hit by hackers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Nasdaq stock exchange said hackers penetrated one of its computer systems, but that there was no evidence customer information or trading was compromised. “Through our normal security monitoring systems we detected suspicious files on the US servers unrelated to our trading systems,” said Frank DeMaria, spokesman…

US probes shock share plunge after market panic

NEW YORK (AFP) – US regulators have launched an inquiry into the dizzying Wall Street plunge that left investors shaken after a wave of panic that dented confidence around the globe. Thursday’s New York panic spread to Asia and Europe, while the factors behind the record plunge on Wall Street…

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