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Reuters ahead with key alerts on UK election vote; market reacts

Reuters ahead with key alerts on UK election vote; market reacts

The size of the Conservative party majority indicated by the UK election exit poll came as a shock to the markets, sending the pound up more than 2% against the dollar. Reuters was 3 seconds ahead in reporting that the Tories had won a majority and ahead by even larger margins on the number of seats won by each party.