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updated: 4/23/2013 4:10 PM

Fake tweet shakes stocks — briefly

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  • A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange Mnoday in New York.

      A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange Mnoday in New York.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

The dow jones industrial average and the standard & poor's 500 index both rose 1 percent, and rose for a third straight day. the markets closed higher even after stocks and other markets were shaken in the early afternoon when a fake tweet on the ap's twitter account prompted a sudden sell-off.

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