Cotton was talking about the crime spike occurring in some cities in the US, where more people are incarcerated per capita than anywhere else.
Officials said the firms "failed to implement any of the safety procedures necessary to prevent the nitrogen leak" or give workers live-saving advice.
US stocks finished the week strong with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs Friday on the back of stellar corporate earnings.
Churchill Capital has been a popular SPAC stock with retail investors, though likely less so after falling 63% from its February peak of $64.84.
Shares of US-listed Chinese companies are taking a beating as Beijing ramps up its security probe of the country's tech firms.
Twitter's third quarter outlook "suggests more optimism," said BofA, which raised its price objective to $90 for the social media site.
According to the SEC's complaint, Charlie Abujudeh fraudulently sold a number of microcap stocks to retail investors between August 2019 and September 2020.
Falcon Acquisition filed for a $250 million IPO in March with the goal of targeting tech-driven businesses.
Executives blamed the miss on an overestimate of demand for Truly, Boston Beer's hard seltzer brand, and downgraded the outlook for the rest of 2021.
Foreign capital investment into tutoring companies may be banned under potential rule changes.
Didi fell to a post-IPO low on Friday as Beijing considers unprecedented penalties on the ride-hailing company.
The percentage of Americans holding bitcoin has jumped from 2% to 6% over the past three years, and the majority view it as a high-risk asset.