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Stocks Briefly Drop, Then Recover, on Fake Bomb Tweet

By Associated Press - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:30PM

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The AP released the following statement at 1:12 p.m.: "The @AP twitter account has been hacked. The tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible."

NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market briefly dropped, then recovered, after the Associated Press' Twitter account was hacked and a fake tweet about an attack on the White House was posted.

The AP released the following statement at 1:12 p.m.: "The @AP twitter account has been hacked. The tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI 0.00%) fell more than 150 points after the fake Twitter posting, then quickly recovered.

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