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Fake AP tweet on White House blasts rattles market

WASHINGTON — The Twitter account for the Associated Press was hacked Tuesday and falsely sent out a tweet saying there had been explosions at the White House, injuring President Obama.

Within minutes, Twitter suspended the account, and Julie Pace, the AP’s chief White House correspondent, announced the account had been hacked. Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, confirmed the president was unharmed.

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