Insider trading much more prevalent than suspected especially before mergers and acquisitions

The United States may be facing significant and systemic insider trading

Insider trading is more widespread than many believed, especially before mergers and acquisitions.

A new research project shows that some 25 percent of public company deals could include insider trading, based on the findings of two business professors at New York University and one professor from McGill University.

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