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Tiwari Assesses Impact of Stewart Trial

The successful prosecution of Martha Stewart will help restore the stock market's integrity, said ASHISH TIWARI, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Iowa.

Trading stock on inside information creates a distrust in the markets that negatively affects the economy as well as individual investors, Tiwari said. "If people think the game is rigged, they'll be averse to investing," he said.

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