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Flash Crash

6:24 a.m. March 18, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Pound sinks to multidecade lows as stocks reel from coronavirus concernsThe pound tumbled to levels not seen in several decades, as investors flocked to the perceived safe haven of the dollar while stocks continued to tumble on fears of the coronavirus pandemic doing severe damage to the global economy.
3:46 p.m. Jan. 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Futures trader who triggered 2010 ‘flash crash’ spared prison U.S. judge sentences autistic man to home confinement, time servedA U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash crash” from his parents’ suburban London home to time served and a year’s home confinement, sparing him imprisonment after prosecutors praised his cooperation and said his crimes were entirely unmotivated by greed.
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