SEC Eyes Stock Manipulation In Brokers' Collapse The Securities and Exchange Commission says it wants to ban the practice of naked short-selling, and it announced a temporary ban on naked short sales of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's shares. The practice is sometimes used to manipulate the price of a company's stock. But critics say the SEC is using it as a scapegoat.
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SEC Eyes Stock Manipulation In Brokers' Collapse

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SEC Eyes Stock Manipulation In Brokers' Collapse

SEC Eyes Stock Manipulation In Brokers' Collapse

SEC Eyes Stock Manipulation In Brokers' Collapse

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The Securities and Exchange Commission says it wants to ban the practice of naked short-selling, and it announced a temporary ban on naked short sales of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's shares. The practice is sometimes used to manipulate the price of a company's stock. SEC officials say it may have been used to drive down shares of the housing finance giants.