BUSINESS
07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SEC Will Probe Stock Crash, Possible Manipulation: Report

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. regulators plan to examine whether securities professionals triggered yesterday’s stock- market plunge or exploited the turmoil to profit illegally, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission aims to determine if market participants accidentally or maliciously entered orders that derailed normal trading, the people said, declining to be identified because the inquiry isn't public.

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