The PR Week 8.13.15: Hackers steal press releases for insider trading, say feds

The SEC charged 32 individuals with allegedly hacking press releases and trading on their information, two big PR names get back in the game, Google announces its reorganization and introduces Alphabet, and more.

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Steve Barrett, Lindsay Stein, and Diana Bradley discuss the Securities and Exchange Commission's arrest of thirty-two individuals over allegations of hacking wire services' press releases to trade on not-yet-public financial information; Former Hillshire Brands CCO Jon Harris joins ConAgra as comms chief as FedEx veteran Bill Margaritis joins Hilton Worldwide as EVP of corporate affairs; and Google's much-talked-about Alphabet reorganization.

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