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Investors wonder: Is the stock market rigged?

The Wall Street insider trading investigation may lead everyday investors — already rattled by a stock market meltdown, a one-day “flash crash” and the Madoff scandal — to finally conclude that the game is rigged. “A large part of trading has to do with trust, and I don’t have it,”…

Gunmen seize hostages in Baghdad church

BAGHDAD — Gunmen have taken worshippers hostage in a Baghdad church where they fled after shooting dead two guards at the Iraqi capital’s stock exchange, a bishop and security officials said. “What we know is that a number of worshippers and two priests are being held hostage at the church…

Federal judges play ‘hard to get’ on disclosures

In the digital age, federal judges’ financial reports still only on paper If you’re looking for a senator’s most recent report on personal finances, you can walk into an office in the Capitol complex, sit down at a computer and print out the report in a matter of minutes. You…

Did market manipulation cause Wall Street ‘flash crash?’

The Securities and Exchange Commission is keeping a close eye on a stock market practice that may violate rules against market manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The practice, called “quote stuffing,” happens when stock exchanges are flooded and, at times, clogged by huge numbers of buy and sell…

Oracle’s Ellison highest paid CEO of the decade

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Oracle Corporation founder and chief executive Larry Ellison topped the list of best-paid executives of the decade with 1.84 billion dollars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The 65-year-old software pioneer, who founded Oracle in 1977, beat Internet tycoon Barry Diller into second place…

Wis. Senate hopeful has at least $116K in BP stock

Wis. Senate hopeful Johnson has at least $116,000 in BP stock, thousands in 2 other oil stocks Ron Johnson, a leading Republican challenger for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat, owns at least $116,000 in BP stock plus substantial shares in two other oil companies. Recently released campaign finance documents show the…

Revealed: Judge who overturned Obama’s offshore moratorium owned drilling stocks

Update: Same judge denies stay on drill ban ruling; Report: Gulf state judges’ hands tied by oil industry interests LATEST: Judge reportedly receiving death threats, claims pro-drilling, conservative radio host According to Jeff Crouere at Bayou Buzz, US District Court Judge Martin Feldman “is now receiving death threats in the…

CEO: BP will make good on $10 billion in profit payouts to shareholders, despite spill

BP’s shareholders may receive more this year from the company’s coffers than those affected by the spill in the Gulf of Mexico will receive in their lifetime. BP CEO Tony Hayward has indicated that he will go ahead with massive dividend payouts to shareholders in the aftermath of the worst…

Goldman Sachs sold $250 million of BP stock before spill

Firm’s stock sale nearly twice as large as any other institution; Represented 44 percent of total BP investment The brokerage firm that’s faced the most scrutiny from regulators in the past year over the shorting of mortgage related securities seems to have had good timing when it came to something…

Critics: Hollywood ‘stock exchange’ could ruin movies

A plan to create a “stock exchange” where investors can speculate on the success of upcoming movies could have the perverse effect of making bad or unpopular movies profitable, critics of the plan say. Since 1998, investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald has been running the Hollywood Stock Exchange, a place where…

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