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insider trading,

stock market transactions made with knowledge of nonpublic information about corporate activity. In the United States, it has been illegal since 1934. The Securities and Exchange CommissionSecurities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), agency of the U.S. government created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and charged with protecting the interests of the public and investors in connection with the public issuance and sale of corporate securities.
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 regards it as unfair to investors who are not privy to such information. Several insider trading scandals shook Wall Street in the mid-1980s.
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Basically, on top of inside trading, conflict of interest, manipulation and endless opportunity for speculation, Hollywood fears "shorting," or betting on the movie's failure at the box office.
Frist rejected the allegations that he may have benefited from inside trading information.
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My key hypothesis is that enforcement is less likely in autocracies, where government officials and their supporters both control the regulatory and judicial systems and are likely to engage in inside trading.
See Fried, supra note 11, at 337-40; Mark Klock, Mainstream Economies and the Case for Prohibiting Inside Trading, 10 GA.
This aborted tampering with evidence does not prove Stewart was guilty, but it does illustrate the uncertainty created by the government's murky inside trading rules.
The case is one of an increasing number brought by the SEC for inside trading.
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