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Dr. John Bates

Anyone for Tea and Sympathy with Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.

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– Researchers examining the distribution of corporate filings by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission found evidence that some paying subscribers got the information first.


Merrill Lynch Fined $6 Million for Short-Selling Violations

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