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  • Aust market up for fifth straight session

    The Australian stock market ended stronger on Friday for its fifth straight session, while the AUD gained against the greenback

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling25 March 11 18:21
  • Local stocks flat on signs of weak US trading

    Australian stocks closed relatively flat today, with the All Ordinaries growing 3.9 points but failing to make up yesterday's 34-point decline

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling19 Oct. 10 17:52
  • Wall Street to install 'circuit breaker' to head off market gyrations

    Regulators plan to enact new rules to curb the type of market volatility behind the May 6 "flash crash" that caused the Dow to plunge almost 1,000 points in a half hour. The goal is to head off market gyrations that can be exacerbated by automated high-speed trading.

    Written by Lucas Mearian20 May 10 04:12
  • Sharp stock market drop likely human, computer error

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted almost 1,000 points in a half-hour today, the cause of which appears to be human error exacerbated by a market made more volatile by high-speed trades and automatic sale orders that are measured in milliseconds.

    Written by Lucas Mearian07 May 10 09:02
  • Financial sites struggle after market crash

    The stock market crash on Thursday afternoon took financial Web sites down with it, as people hurried online to make trades and check their investments.

    Written by Nancy Gohring07 May 10 10:02