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Bloomberg reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are looking into what are called "trading anomalies" that seemed to occur just before the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital would be acquiring HJ Heinz.

According to the story, "The SEC alleged in a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court that the traders earned $1.7 million by purchasing the ketchup maker’s stock just before the announcement. The trading in the deal, which Heinz and 3G said is the largest ever in the food industry, was carried out through a Zurich, Switzerland- based account and involved call-option contracts, the SEC said ... The SEC alleged the defendants invested almost $90,000 in option positions the day before the deal was announced. As a result, their position increased to more than $1.8 million, a rise of almost 2,000 percent in one day."
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