Business Insider reports that Apple shares dropped 50 points, which halted trading on NASDAQ.

Apple shares were halted due to volatility for a few minutes this morning. The stock crashed 9% to $542.80 before trading was stopped.

It appears Apple trading restored five minutes later.

[tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/benzinga/status/183207571405021184] Red, however, near 598.

Update: CNBC offers this:

[tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/cnbc/status/183207969050202112]

The stock halted for five minutes from 10:57 a.m. to 11:02 a.m. EST.

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