Michael J. de la MercedDealbook, The New York Times, July 8, 2015

Investors who wanted to buy and sell shares of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange were still able to do so with ease on Wednesday. In years past, a shutdown of the N.Y.S.E. might have stopped Wall Street dead in its tracks, with a broad range of companies’ shares sitting frozen until all technical problems were unwound. But as the lengthy stoppage on Wednesday showed, the modern world of stock trading is much quicker, more complex and reliant on sophisticated computers. […read more]