9/15/2008

Short sellers may have fueled the collapse of Lehman Brothers, prompting some market participants to call for reinstatement of an emergency rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission that would bar the practice in similar situations. The concern, which was raised with Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, stems from fears that short sellers may target other weakened financial institutions.

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