Article: Crying Foul In Short-Selling Land

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Crying Foul In Short-Selling Land

Liz Moyer

Forbes, 9 May 2006

An issue once relegated to conspiracy theorists and boiler-room insiders is about to get its 15 minutes in the sun when the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up naked short-selling in a hearing next Wednesday.

The hearing, which was postponed a week because of scheduling (and what was said to be overwhelming media interest), will focus on a brewing controversy that has already generated lawsuits against hedge funds, broker firms and research analysts alleging market manipulation in short-selling certain thinly traded stocks.

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