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Jul 8, 2015 1:49 PM

Technical glitches suspend NYSE trading, grounds all United Airlines flights

Within hours, separate technical glitches rattled the nation Wednesday morning causing thousands of United flights to be grounded and temporarily suspending all trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

According to USA Today, United Airlines flights said an issue with a router connection caused planes nationwide to be grounded for nearly two hours beginning at 11 a.m.

Shortly after United flights were operating normally, the NYSE experienced technical problems that halted all trading.

According to the New York Times, the NYSE's issue was not the result of a cyberattack but an internal technical issue.

After the shutdown, the NYSE said in a tweet, "We chose to suspend trading on the NYSE to avoid problems arising from our technical issue."

As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the NYSE trading was still suspended.

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