Manipulation

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manipulation

[mə‚nip·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.

Manipulation

 

(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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Finally, in 1934, Congress created the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to fix the worst abuses of stock manipulation.
Yulo said Estrada repeated that Tan was the victim and not the culprit in the stock manipulation case.
The SEC has filed a request to include brokers Michael Morris and Ronald Heineman, as well as attorney Darren Ofsink, in a penny stock manipulation case that it filed last year.
The completion deadline has been extended twice due to delayed regulatory clearance and legal issues related to stock manipulation charges against Lone Star.
Last month, following stock manipulation charges, regulators ordered the Dallas-based, Lone Star, to sell down its stake in KEB to below 10 percent within six months.
Head of Union Holdings, others arrested for alleged stock manipulation
Earlier this month, prosecutors cleared Lee of allegations of involvement in a 2001 stock manipulation and embezzlement scandal in collaboration with his former business partner Kim Kyung Joon.
While backdating is not illegal (yet), the possibility lingers that executives may yet face criminal charges of fraud and stock manipulation.
The opposition has questioned Lee's golf outing, which reportedly included a businessman accused of stock manipulation and others who made illegal contributions in the 2002 presidential election.
Gone was the insinuation that MGM had tripped over the fine line between a leak and stock manipulation.
The president offered only an indirect way of pursuing stock manipulation.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators have sued 10 people for their alleged roles in a complex stock manipulation scheme.