Obama Briefed On New York Stock Exchange Trading Halt, White House Says

By Greg RobbMarketWatch Pulse

President Barack Obama has been briefed on the trading halt at the New York Stock Exchange, a White House official said Wednesday. Treasury Department and White House officials are monitoring the situation, the official said. A Treasury official said that the agency is working in tandem with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "This is primarily a matter for the SEC and NYSE and they are working very hard to resolve this situation effectively, the Treasury official said.

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