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New York Stock Exchange resumes trading after abrupt outage

The New York Stock Exchange has resumed trading after an outage of nearly four hours, the Associated Press reports. The NYSE suspended trading abruptly Wednesday morning. At 11:32 a.m. EDT, all trading came to a stop. A spokeswoman said in a statement that it was due to technical difficulties.

The FBI said that no law enforcement action was needed.

The freeze came as China’s stock market began to decline, spurring a selloff of shares in the NYSE, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Other markets, including the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 continue to trade, the news organization reported.

This comes on a morning when United Airlines grounded all flights for two hours due to a system-wide computer glitch. The Federal Aviation Administration said that issue has been resolved.

The website for the Wall Street Journal was also having technical difficulties today. The homepage featured a note saying that WSJ.com was having technical difficulties and that the full site would return.

CNN reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said there were “no signs of malicious activity at this time” relating to the technical difficulties at the NYSE and at United Airlines.

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