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Making sense of market madness

Call it a moment of monetary mayhem that, like a partial nuclear meltdown, could have wrought unimaginable devastation had it run fully amok. On May 6 of last year, at 2:41 p.m., Wall Street’s financial control rods failed, sending the market into free fall. Due to frenzied computer trading, in 300 seconds the Dow Jones […] … learn more→