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US senators defend selling shares before coronavirus-induced market crash

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US senators defend selling shares before coronavirus-induced market crashTwo Republican U.S. senators defended themselves on Friday against heavy criticism, including calls that they resign, for selling large amounts of stock before the coronavirus-induced market meltdown and after closed-door briefings on the outbreak. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold up to $1.7 million worth of stock on Feb. 13 in 33 separate transactions after offering public assurances the government was ready to battle the virus. His financial filings were first reported by ProPublica. Senator Kelly Loeffler also sold millions of dollars in shares in the weeks after lawmakers were first briefed on the virus, according to public filings. Media reports about Burr and...
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U.S. Senators Sold Stocks After Coronavirus Briefings in January Four U.S. senators sold stocks after receiving briefings in late January about the emerging threat of the coronavirus. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) sold their shares before the market plunged due to the...

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