10 things you need to know today: July 9, 2015

The Fifth Column

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1. South Carolina House votes to remove Confederate flag
After more than 13 hours of debate, the South Carolina House voted 94-20 early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Nikki Haley (R), where she is expected to sign it quickly. “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state,” she said in a statement.

Source: The Washington Post

2. New York Stock Exchange stops trading for several hours
After an unexpected technical glitch caused the New York Stock Exchange to halt all trading for nearly four hours Wednesday, the NYSE resumed shortly before the 4 p.m. closing bell. An anonymous trader on the floor told The…

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