Glitch briefly halts U.S. options trading

Trading in options ground to a halt for 20 minutes Monday across all 12 U.S. markets because of the system that relays price quotes. NYSE Euronext suspects the problem was related to an upgrade put in place over the weekend. Just last week, Mary Jo White, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, urged platform executives to focus on price feeds that investors and traders rely on.

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