Market plunge prompts renewed scrutiny of high-frequency trading

05/17/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

High-frequency traders across the country are facing renewed scrutiny after the May 6 "flash crash" of the stock market. Critics are questioning whether the high-frequency crowd contributed to the plunge and whether regular investors end up paying. Sen. Edward Kaufman, D-Del., urged regulators to gather more information on high-frequency traders, some of whom welcome the increased scrutiny.

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