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'Dark Pools' Face Scrutiny

“Regulators are ramping up scrutiny of an opaque corner of the market where stocks change hands in the dark.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's self-regulatory body, last month sent 15 examination letters to operators of "dark pools"—lightly regulated, off-exchange trading venues that have been a rising concern for regulators and some investors as more activity shifts away from exchanges.

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