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FBI opens inquiry into suspect Heinz trading

NEW YORK — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an inquiry into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion acquisition of H.J. Heinz Co., a person briefed on the matter said.

The FBI’s involvement adds to the scrutiny surrounding the deal. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission froze a Swiss account linked to possible insider trading in the Heinz takeover.

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