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Fake Tweet Sends the Dow Plunging

By Morgan Housel - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:39PM

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The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today, sending markets plunging for about a minute.

The Twitter account has since been suspended, but Grace Wyler of Business Insider captured the fake news:

You can see what this did to the Dow Jones (^DJI -0.75%):

The White House confirmed that everything is fine.

Go back to your day. Ignore the news

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