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Trading Halted at the New York Stock Exchange Amid Apparent Technical Issue

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• July 8, 2015 12:30 pm

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UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: Shortly after 3 p.m., the New York Stock Exchange reopened floor trading nearly four hours after a technical glitch halted trading. According to NYSE, closing auctions will proceed as normal, CNBC reported. White House press secretary Josh Earnest commented on the situation Wednesday afternoon, explaining that there was no evidence of involvement of "malicious actors."

Trading has been halted at the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday morning in the midst of a "technical issue," Business Insider reported.

According to CNN, the NYSE said in a statement, "We're currently experiencing a technical issue that we're working to resolve as soon 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."

"NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols," the NYSE's website currently reads. "All open orders will be cancelled. Additional information will follow as soon as possible."

The exchange suffered a technical issue earlier Wednesday morning, one that was said to have been resolved at 10:37 A.M., according to its website.

The glitch comes just hours after a technical problem with the United Airlines computer system caused the airline to ground all domestic and international flights.

Though flights have since resumed, worldwide delays will likely continue to occur.

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