Update: Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical malfunctions.
In the last hour of trading the Dow Jones industrial average was down 210 points, or 1.2 percent, at 17,569. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was off 25 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,056.
Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this morning due to “technical malfunctions.” The Department of Homeland Security reported no signs of malicious activity behind the malfunctions. Earlier today as well computer glitches forced United Airlines to ground all their flights.