Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The rumor that a "fat finger trade" by someone in Chicago caused the 1,000-point drop in the stock market last week is apparently not true; unfortunately, nobody's sure what happened. Meanwhile, the head of the CME Group pointed out that the futures market here worked fine.

 
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