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In Markets' Tuned-­p Machinery, Stubborn Ghosts Remain

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Trading Facebook

Computers occasionally toss a wrench in the works. Nasdaq was overwhelmed on the first day of trading in Facebook.

Credit: Zef Nikolla/Facebook

A generation ago, when the stock market crashed on Oct. 19, 1987, the Nasdaq stock market appeared to have done much better than the New York Stock Exchange.

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