Key data released to traders before public: WSJ

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Federal investigators have found holes in the government's network for preventing key economic releases from being leaked to traders prior to being issued to the public, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, including the all-important monthly jobs report.

According to the Journal, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have discovered "a number of operational vulnerabilities" in the processes used by Cabinet agencies to control the release of key data pieces. These processes, known as "black boxes" are key to the government's ability to disseminate the figures, the Journal added.

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