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Computer Outage Shuts Down Trading At Chicago Stock Exchange

August 30, 1995

CHICAGO (AP) _ Trading was interrupted for more than an hour Wednesday on the Chicago Stock Exchange after computers abruptly shut down.

Exchange officials closed the floor at 1:22 p.m. CDT after the main and backup computer system went down, spokeswoman Tracy Galla said. The system was brought back up and trading resumed at 2:35 p.m., she said.

Officials said an overheated computer might have triggered an automated shutdown.

Trading normally ends on the regional exchange at 3 p.m.

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