Friday, February 5, 2010

SEC to Consider Short-Sale Curbs in Coming Weeks

U.S. securities regulators will consider short selling curbs in "coming weeks," Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said Friday.

The SEC has proposed a number of ways to curb short-selling, or investors making bearish bets on stocks.

Those proposals include market-wide curbs and so-called circuit breakers that would impose a restriction on short-selling if a stock fell by a certain percentage.

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