New York Stock Exchange

Adobe and Boeing are big market movers


Freeport-McMoRan Inc, down $1.17 to $10.88

The copper producer said it may sell another $1 billion of its own shares after completing a similar-sized stock sale.

La Quinta Holdings Inc., down $2.92 to $16.05

The hotel operator's CEO resigned, and the company cut its outlook because of weak demand in August and September.

Johnson Controls Inc., down 95 cents to $40.50

US stocks end higher, reversing a loss from the day before

European markets closed with bigger gains on Thursday. Chinese stocks rose sharply overnight after the government's latest efforts to halt a plunge.

Stocks close lower after 3-hour outage snarls NYSE trading

The NYSE's troubles didn't extend to the dozens of other exchanges that also trade U.S. stocks, such as the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily Wednesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 261 points, or 1.5 percent, to 17,515.

The Standard & Poor's 500 gave up 34 points, or 1.7 percent, at 2,046 and the Nasdaq was down 87 points, or 1.8 percent, at 4,909.

NYSE trading resumes after outage

There was no interruption at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily.

The NYSE didn't say what the problem was but described it as internal issue and not the result of a breach of its systems.

The market was already lower as traders worried about China's failure to halt a plunge in its shares and talks remained stuck between Greece and its lenders.

VIDEO: Technical glitch halts trading on NYSE

The Exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a "technical issue" and that it was working to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Trading continued on Nasdaq and other exchanges.

US indexes sank amid growing concerns that trouble in China's markets could spread.

"My gut is that there are bigger issues to worry about than a trading glitch," said Associated Press Business Writer Bernard Condon.

Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

The halt occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

The exchange said in a statement that it was experiencing a "technical issue" that it was working to resolve as quickly as possible.

Before trading was halted, U.S. indexes were lower as investors worried about China's ability to stem a stock market slide.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 215 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,561.