CITI-OUTAGE:Citi banking site briefly down, bank declines to discuss cause
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Bank spokesman Andrew Brent said the outage also affected applications for mobile devices such as the iPad, but that all sites and apps had been restored to service.
It was not clear what caused the problem, which occurred after the New York-based bank moved some of its operations to backup facilities. Its lower Manhattan buildings used for trading and investment banking were closed on Wednesday as the city struggled to recover from the historic storm.
Brent declined to say if the outage was caused by fallout from Sandy or other issues.
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