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Which Economic Issues Will Sway Investors' Vote?
by: Teck Lim
Friday, October 26, 2012

When stock prices fell for 20 minutes on May 6, 2010, several computerized trading systems did what they were programmed to do: halt executions due to violent market volatility. Soon after, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 998.5 points, erasing $862 billion in a matter of minutes, due to computers at other exchanges misinterpreting the freeze as a rapid bidding down of stocks.

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