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Author Lilian Galstyan

15:01 09/10/2017

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The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of the Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets’ (CBOE.O) website. The exchange said that due to heavy traffic on the CBOE Global Markets website, the site “may be temporarily unavailable.”

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