Hurricane Sandy darkens U.S. markets for first time since 9/11

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

James Dornbrook
bizjournals.com
October 31, 2012

Here’s some perspective on Hurricane Sandy shutting down U.S. equity trading: It hasn’t happened for an entire day since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The 9/11 attacks shuttered the markets for four days, according to a timeline on the New York Stock Exchange website.

The last time a weather event closed U.S. exchanges was in September 1985, when Hurricane Gloria hit New England.

Lenexa-based BATS Global Markets, which launched its first U.S. equities exchange in October 2008, joined NYSE and Nasdaq in closing Monday. The inclement weather also prompted several companies to delay financial reports, including Overland Park-based Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (NYSE: WDR), which pushed its report from Tuesday to Wednesday. (See below for more coverage about how Hurricane Sandy is affecting Kansas City-area businesses.)

Read more

This article was posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Tags: , , ,







Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.


Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
BLM & Harry Reid's War on Ranchers See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Green Police: The New Tyranny See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 Infowars.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.