Wall St climbs after extended Nasdaq outage
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - United States (US) stocks closed higher on Thursday in a trading session marred by a historic trading halt of roughly three hours on the Nasdaq stock exchange as a result of technical problems.
All traffic through Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, the second-largest US stock exchange stopped at 12.14pm (12.14am Singapore time), the exchange said on its website. Shares in Nasdaq closed down 3.4 per cent to $30.46.
The exchange resumed trading with a single stock, Atlantic American Corp, at 3.00pm before trading resumed in all of its listed securities at 3.25pm.
The lightly traded stock advanced 0.6 per cent to $3.82.