NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Thursday, but it was a glitch on the Nasdaq exchange that became the day’s big talking point.
Trading on the Nasdaq was interrupted just after midday because of problems with a quote dissemination system. That halted activity on the Nasdaq until shortly before the close of the market. When trading resumed, shares in Nasdaq OMX, which owns and operates the exchange, slumped.
The Nasdaq composite was up 31 points, or 0.9 percent, at 3,631 when trading halted and ended the day up 38 points.
Earlier on Thursday, encouraging economic figures from Asia and Europe helped stocks advance and break a six-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.