Trading at ICE temporarily halted by power shutdown

May 15, 2008 11:49:15 AM PDT
Trading has resumed on Intercontinental Exchange markets after a power issue forced the securities exchange to shut down its system. A spokeswoman in the company's Atlanta headquarters says power was out for nearly an hour Thursday morning following the emergency shutdown at ICE's primary data center in Chicago.

It took more than two more hours before futures markets were up and running again at 1 p.m. CDT.

The outage caused all orders to be suspended.

The company didn't provide further details about the cause. The exchange kept customers informed with brief updates on its Web site.


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