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The Dow Jones financial electronic ticker is seen at Times Square in New York on July 17, 2012.
The Dow Jones financial electronic ticker is seen at Times Square in New York on July 17, 2012.
(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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U.S. federal authorities recently investigated several media companies regarding the use of high-speed transmission systems to give some investors access to economic data a fraction of a second before the official release time, according to a Wall Street Journal source.