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Robinhood, hedge fund chiefs face irate questions at hearing

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Robinhood, hedge fund chiefs face irate questions at hearing

Robinhood, hedge fund chiefs face irate questions at hearing

The head of trading app Robinhood and Wall Street hedge fund managers on Thursday fielded a barrage of questions in the U.S. Congress about their role in the GameStop trading frenzy, at times being cut off by irate lawmakers.

This report produced by Lisa Bernhard.


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