Justice Department to Protect Against Leaks of Economic Data
Worried about the impact on leaked, sensitive economic date, the FBI helped convince the U.S. Labor Department to tighten control of the information, Reuters reports.
A Labor Department study suggests some financial institutions had access to the agency’s press room before the economic reports were made public.
The information is important because it triggers swings in the stock and bond markets. Early access gives investors an edge, Reuters reported.
The Justie Department expressed concern about media agencies leaking the information to others before the information was to be released.
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