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Should members of Congress and their staff be able to use their inside political information to make well timed trades in the stock market? created 3 years ago on November 14, 2011 by crizCraig
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(CBS News) Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information - but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it's time for the law to change.
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