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Lawmakers Give Inside Info
to Big Investors—Legally
Dec 20, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Lawmakers Give Inside Info to Big Investors—Legally
Brokerage firms arrange meetings with legislators
- Congressmen aren’t the only ones trading on their inside info . A lucrative practice has sprung up in Washington, in which hedge funds and other investors pay handsomely for private meetings with top lawmakers or their aides, who give them an early scoop on market-moving news, the
Wall Street Journal
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