Business & Finance: SEC Week

>If two years ago a stock had spurted $11 per share in six days, Wall Street would have glibly explained: "Pool." When Chrysler Corp. jumped from $72 per share to $83 on the New York Stock Exchange last week that stock explanation would no longer do. Pools are now banned by law. Nevertheless, it took less than half an eye to see that Chrysler's spectacular performance was not due solely to bright motor prospects. Rumors took wing that SEC's eagle-eyed trading inspectors had seen all they needed to see.

To prove manipulation, even if...

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