Wednesday, February 06, 2013
By Andy Mills
Friday, August 03, 2012
This week a technical glitch in electronic trading sent the stocks of nearly 150 companies, like Bank of America and GE, on a wild ride.
It was the latest in a string of stock market snafus, including NASDAQ's botched Facebook IPO in May and the "flash crash" of 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points only to recover minutes later.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Crude Oil Prices Fall
What goes up, also comes down. Crude oil, which has been trading sharply higher this year, plunged nearly nine percent on Thursday. That's the sharpest one-day drop in more than two years.
The price of a barrel dipped below $100, as economists voiced concerns about the direction of the U.S. economy. New jobless filings were up last week. Other commodities that have dipped in recent days are silver and gold.