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Naked Short Selling

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.

Merkel: PUNISH Countries Running Excessive Deficits

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for tougher regulation aimed at stock and bond traders along with a crackdown on government debt...

Will The EU Issue A Broader Short-Selling Ban?

AP | ROBERT WIELAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) BRUSSELS — EU countries should act jointly to regulate so-called naked short-selling of shares and investments to reduce volatility in fina...

Who Duped Rolling Stone Gonzo Reporter Matt Taibbi?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

Taibbi, Rolling Stone magazine's teen heartthrob, became a sensation last month after calling Goldman Sachs "a giant vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity."

Economic 9-11: Did Lehman Brothers Fall or Was It Pushed?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why was Bear Stearns saved from bankruptcy but Lehman Brothers was not? How could the decision makers not realize the dire consequences of letting Lehman go down?

Naked Short-Selling Ban Extended Through August 12 -- But That's It

AP | RICHARD JACOBSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal regulators on Tuesday extended through mid-August a temporary order banning a certain kind of short-selling of the stocks of mortgage finance ...