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  • BATS Software Glitch Unrelated to Flash Crash: CEO Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
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    Although BATS Global Markets experienced a high-profile trading blunder on Apple that forced the exchange to withdraw its initial public offering on Friday, the company’s CEO and president remains positive about its market structure.

  • Futures Edge Higher on Bernanke Comments Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained Monday as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on the economy gave investors reason to believe interest rates will stay low and even showed signs that further quantitative easing from the central bank may be on the horizon.

  • A Fast-Paced Stock Exchange Trips Over Itself Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | 7:35 AM ET
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    As stock trading has shifted to high-speed computers and electronic exchanges, regulators and others have worried that the increasingly fragmented market poses a risk to investors. The New York Times reports.

  • Latest Apple iPad Struggles in China; Sellers Cut Price Saturday, 24 Mar 2012 | 12:21 AM ET
    The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

    Demand for Apple’s new iPad in China is slower than for the tech company’s first two tablets, with the gadget’s price already falling within the first week of it reaching the market. The Financial Times reports.

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    Apple shares plunged 9 percent on a single trade, causing it to be halted by the single stock circuit breaker rule because of volatility.

  • Bad Day for BATS—and for High-Frequency Trading Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 8:04 PM ET
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    It was a bad day to be BATS. Its trading platform experienced a blunder on Apple—the highest-profile company in the world—and forced BAT to withdraw its IPO on the stock's first day of trading.

  • Is Rapid-Fire Trading Rigged? Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Do rapid-fire trading firms have an unfair advantage over the retail investor? Joe Saluzzi, Themis Trading co-head of equity trading, explains why he thinks the current trading system is broken.

  • Dow, S&P Log Worst Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher Friday, but the Dow and S&P posted their worst weekly loss for the year after investors were rattled over slowdown fears in China and weak economic news from the euro zone.

  • Nokia Patents Vibrating Tattoos Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
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    Cellphone-maker Nokia now owns a patent for a tattoo capable of stimulating someone when they receive a call or text: report.

  • BATS Soon to Be Listed on the NYSE? Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
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    The BATS IPO: an epic embarrassment. They will be studying this one in business schools for years.

  • As Young Lose Interest in Cars, GM Turns to MTV Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
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    The goal is to solve one of the most vexing problems facing the car industry: Many young consumers today do not care that much about cars. The New York Times reports.

  • BATS Trading Off to a Shaky Start Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Shares in the country’s third-largest exchange opened at $15.25 on Friday, falling below the company’s offering price of $16 a share. Almost immediately, volatility in the stock spiked — on news of a system problem at the exchange — and BATS halted trading on its own shares. The New York Times reports.

  • Apple Flash Crash: Stock Halted After One Trade Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Apple Flash Crash: Stock Halted After One Trade

    Shares of Apple plunged 9 percent on a single trade Friday, with CNBC's Bob Pisani. Meanwhile, the Fast Money traders discuss rising oil prices, with Dan Dicker, Mercbloc president. Jack Micenko, Susquehanna Financial Group, also offers insight on homebuilders and new home sales.

  • Mini Flash Crash in Apple Stock Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Mini Flash Crash in Apple Stock

    Apple resumed trading and recovered all losses after the stock halted. Meanwhile BATS says trading in its stock is halted until further notice. The Fast Money traders discuss.

  • Lost Cellphones Added Up Fast in 2011 Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    A pile of old cellular phones.

    A new industry report says Americans lost $30 billion worth of cell phones last year, reports USA Today.

  • 5 Frustrating Stocks You Can’t Give Up on Yet Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:38 AM ET
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    Here are five stocks that continue to frustrate investors but are worth holding on to.

  • RIM’s BlackBerry Dethroned by Apple on Its Home Turf Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
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    Research in Motion's Blackberry is no longer the top smart phone in its native Canada, having been beaten out by the iPhone.

  • Angry Birds Space: Off to a Flying Start Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
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    Rovio has turned its one hit wonder into a money making machine. Its newest game - Angry Birds Space went on sale at midnight and almost immediately became the top selling and top grossing app on the iPhone and iPad, not just in the US, but also in China and Japan.

  • Are ETFs a Good Way to Join Apple-mania? Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
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    Everyone wants a piece of Apple these days, but at $600 a share, it’s pricey. Exchange-traded funds with significant exposure to the tech giant may be a better way in for some investors.

  • 2 ETFs to Hedge Against an Apple Slipup Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Given Apple’s stellar start to 2012, investors may be comfortable going all in on the tech giant. Concentrated exposure, however, can create headaches. In the event of an Apple slip-up, these exchange-traded funds can help nervous investors defend themselves against future rocky conditions.