An Encino jewelry store owner plead guilty in court Monday to a federal charge of using insider information from a former auditor to make over $1 million from illegal stock trades.
A former senior partner with the KPMG accounting firm in Los Angeles was charged Thursday with insider trading.
Banks and airlines are nudging stocks lower Monday, while economic worries continue to weigh on markets.
Stocks plunged Tuesday and bond prices rose as the nuclear crisis in Japan intensified following a deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points.