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London Whale Didn't Go Rogue, Computer Crushes Brokerage Firm

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The Computer Is Killing Brokerage Firms: Trading firm Knight Capital suffered $440 million in losses after its new software system went crazy and swamped the stock market with errant trades. The Times reports Knight bumped up against a deadline and used the software, designed to take advantage of a new Wall Street trading venue, before it had to time to work out the glitches. Fortunately, the market handled the malfunction; it was…

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