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The Takeaway

$5.7 Trillion in Shares Locked Up During Glitch at Nasdaq

Friday, August 23, 2013

Nasdaq—the world’s largest electronic stock exchange—closed trading for more than three hours on Thursday. The stock exchange says it experienced a malfunction in “disseminating price quotes.” According to one estimation, as much as $5.7 trillion dollars in shares was locked up. Nathaniel Popper, a reporter for our partner The New York Times, explains.

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WNYC News

Glitch Halts Trading on Nasdaq

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading in the Nasdaq, a major stock exchange dominated by the biggest names in technology, was halted shortly after midday Thursday due to a technical glitch. Full trading was set to resume later Thursday.

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Radiolab

Million Dollar Microsecond

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Picture the scrum of the stock exchange -- the flurry of buying and selling, the split-second decisions that make and break fortunes. Then take out all the humans and accelerate everything until you literally can't keep up. Jad visits the inhumanly fast world of modern-day, high-speed trading with NPR's

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The Economic Impact of Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Four days after Hurricane Sandy turned the New York metropolitan area on its head, estimates for the economic damage are coming in as high as $50 billion — making it one of the costliest storms on record.

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WNYC News

Cost of Glitch for Knight Capital: $440M

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's turning out to be one costly glitch. A technical problem that briefly threw dozens of stocks into chaos Wednesday will cost Knight Capital Group $440 million.

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WNYC News

Stock Glitches Halt Trading

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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The New York Stock Exchange is canceling trades at six companies after 140 stock prices pitched up and down by more than 30-percent in a short period.

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The Takeaway

Global Markets Rally On News From Europe

Friday, October 28, 2011

Markets around the world rallied on the news that European leaders had reached an agreement to solve the Euro zone debt crisis. The Dow Jones ended the day up 339 points and stocks appear headed for their best month since 1974. Was this the equivalent of Europe avoiding a Lehman Brothers-type disaster, or was yesterday just the latest in a series of dramatic rallies followed by steep declines that we've seen in this year's up and down market?

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WNYC News

Stocks Mixed After Brutal Week of Selling

Friday, September 23, 2011

After a brutal week on Wall Street, stocks closed on a quiet note. The market rose slightly after bouncing between gains and losses.

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The Takeaway

As Markets Rise and Fall, Which Numbers Count?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's been a week of ups and downs for the U.S. markets, which ended at 600 points down on Monday, rose Tuesday, and took another nose dive yesterday. But those numbers only tell half of the story. All week long, experts like our economics editor, Charlie Herman, have reminded our listeners that a cursory glance at the markets is not a direct indicator of our economic well-being. If we shouldn't be worrying about the perpetual stock market roller coaster, which numbers should we be watching instead?

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The Takeaway

More US Companies Issuing IPOs on Foreign Exchanges

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

More American companies are going public on exchanges outside of the US. The number of IPOs in the US is reaching historically low levels, as more companies choose to sell their shares on exchanges in Hong Kong, Seoul and other foreign markets. This could affect the US's stature as the world's financial capital and possibly cost the country jobs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYSE Goes German

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses the sale of the New York Stock Exchange to the German company Deutsche Börse Group and why he thinks the stock market is quickly becoming irrelevant.

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WNYC News

"O Stock Exchange" and Other Christmas Carol Protest Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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(Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

'O Stock Exchange, O Stock Exchange, how greedy are your brokers?' That was just one of several protest Christmas Carols that a group of low income New Yorkers sang on Wall Street today. The group wants ...

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