Obama briefed on Nasdaq disruption while on bus tour

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoughDenis McDonoughHow Congress averted shutdown White House makes new push for young ObamaCare signups Obama: I curse more than I should MORE met with the president about the disruption, which closed the Nasdaq market for three hours, according to spokesman Josh Earnest.

Obama is in the midst of a two-day bus tour, and is traveling to Syracuse for a speech on higher education affordability.

The market reopened at 3:25 p.m. Eastern after trading was shut down when the exchange reported a problem distributing stock price quotes.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said earlier it was monitoring efforts to get the nation's second-largest stock exchange back online. The Nasdaq lists around 3,200 different shares.