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  • Diamond Controversy: Blood vs. Billions Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | 7:09 PM ET
    Blood Diamond Movie

    The new movie "Blood Diamond" hasn't even hit theaters (it opens on Friday) but already it's stirring up quite a bit of controversy--over the use of so-called "conflict diamonds" to fund some of Africa's bloodiest civil wars. Given the sensitive subject matter, the diamond industry--which logs about half of all sales this time of year--has launched a massive PR campaign to offset any potential consumer backlash.

  • SEC Proposes New Limit on Short Selling Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 3:26 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to propose tightening restrictions intended to combat manipulative short selling ahead of stock offerings.

  • Hedge Funds Face Pressure To Reform Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 2:51 PM ET

    Hedge funds are heading into a rough few weeks. Many funds are looking at some pretty average returns this year--and if that's not bad enough--the industry faces U.S. Congressional hearings starting tomorrow on regulations and insider trading. William Galvin is Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

  • Panel Seeks Relief From Market Rules Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 2:58 PM ET

    U.S. capital markets can be made more competitive globally by reducing regulation and exposure to litigation for companies, a panel of businessmen and academics linked to the Bush administration said in a report released Wednesday night.