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Posted on 25 Apr 2013 | 4,560 views
Fake Tweets can Cause a Stock Market Crash

At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday April 23, 2013 — the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House. The tweet was fake — the product of a hack — but given the events in Boston last week, the news spread like wildfire, garnering more that 4,000 re-tweets.

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Posted on 12 May 2011 | 3,614 views
Pharmasset – VRUS Up 1217% Since 2009 Bottom

Pharmasset (NASDAQ: VRUS) is a pharmaceutical company which develops oral therapeutics for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV). Share prices in Pharmasset surged on the back of analyst upgrades on the stock and an “Uptrend” rating from SmarTrend in early January which has sent their stock soaring over 120% since the Uptrend alert was issued.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2011 | 29,122 views
The Bear Raid on United Airlines Stock

When short sellers collaborate to push down the price of a stock through coordinated short-selling and/or the spreading of false rumors, such as United Airlines, it is considered to be manipulation by the SEC, and both acts are considered illegal — which is known on Wall Street as a “Bear Raid” attack.

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Posted on 31 Mar 2011 | 8,399 views
Safeway Stock Market Price After October 1929 Crash

The Sam Seelig Company held a contest in 1925 to develop a new name for the grocery store, the result of which was Safeway. The original slogan was “an admonition and an invitation” to “Drive the Safeway – Buy the Safeway” — the point of the name was that the grocery operated on a cash-and-carry basis, it did not offer credit as had been traditional for grocers.