With NASDAQ Out, CNBC Opens The ‘Decabox’

By Alex Weprin 

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The NASDAQ was out of commission for a few hours today, the result of a computer malfunction. Suffice it to say, this was a big deal in the world of financial news. It was so big, in fact, that CNBC had no choice but to bring in 10 analysts at once to talk about it.

Yes, CNBC brought out the “Decabox.” That’s two more talking heads than the “Octobox,” if you keep count of that sort of thing. The screen was filled up with pundits in the minutes leading up to the reopening of the NASDAQ at 3:25pmET.

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