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Tech woes cause early close for Toronto Stock Market

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange and Montreal Exchange have shut down early for the day as a result of technical problems that began at about 2 p.m.

The Toronto-based company that owns the exchanges announced the unusual decision through Twitter.

A spokeswoman for the Toronto-based TMX Group said the company is investigating the cause of the disruption. The first tweet was sent out about 2 p.m., with two hours remaining in the normal trading day.

A later update said TMX had decided to shut down all markets for the remainder of the day and apologized for the inconvenience.

The Associated Press