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    New York Stock Exchange Back in Business After Nearly 4-Hour Glitch

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    The New York Stock Exchange halted trading in all symbols earlier on Wednesday, but has now resumed. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET (3:30 p.m. GMT) and began again at approximately 3:10 p.m. ET (7:10 p.m. GMT).

    Trading was temporarily suspended on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the stock exchange said in a statement on Wednesday.

    Trading was stopped due to a technical issue. While there is no indication of cyberattack, officials are still unclear about the exact cause.

    “We’re currently experiencing a technical issue that we’re working to resolve as quickly as possible. We will be providing further updates as soon as we can, and are doing our utmost to produce a swift resolution, communicate thoroughly and transparently, and ensure a timely and orderly market re-open,” a statement from a spokeswoman for the NYSE said.

    NYSE-listed stocks continued to trade despite the technical difficulties.

    "It's under control. We're just waiting for word. There's no sign of panic at all," Mark Otto of J. Streicher & Co in New York said from the NYSE floor.

    “We’re experiencing a technical issue that we’re working to resolve as quickly as possible,” the NYSE said in a Twitter statement earlier. “We’re doing our utmost to produce a swift resolution.”

    The NYSE is the largest stock exchange in the world with over $16.69 trillion in listed companies as of May 2015, according to the World Federation of Exchanges.


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