Business & Finance: Record Day

The ticker chattered and clucked like a thing gone daft—it tripped itself up and jumpled its furious jargon as if it had an impedient of speech—yet all day long it was slow. When the ticker is even a minute slow it means that an unusually heavy lot of trading is being done. On Friday of last week it was from eight to twenty minutes slow all the time. When the bell rang 2,684,907 shares had been bought and sold—the second largest day's trading in the history of the Stock Exchange, and the highest...

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