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Intraday Look and Analysis: LOL

The AP Twitter account was just hacked, reporting of an explosion in the White House and President Obama injured. That rumor was immediately dispelled by Sam Hananel, a writer for the AP.

And here is what happened as soon as the Twitter hack tweet occurred–A sharp, sudden intraday sell-off.

If the news had been true, of course that is a major, global story.

But the issue of how sensitive the market is to a Twitter hack, and the power hackers now have, is the real story here. 



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