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SPACs: Not living up to the hype

The prospect of a company going public can be exhilarating, for journalists as well as company founders. Businesses are able to raise capital for expansion while founders enjoy a windfall.

Financial market reporting, Part 2: IPOs

The day a company first sells stock shares to the public marks a right of passage. The initial public offering or IPO means the company is able to meet the

Would you buy stock in Fitbit?

Fitbit has become ubiquitous among people aiming to get healthy. It makes those wristband and clipon devices that monitor your fitness activity, either through calories burned or distance. Now, Fitbit

Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?

If you know Etsy, you know that the artisanal craft site has a reputation for being “Brooklyn hip.” It sells all manner of hand made and vintage objects that seem

Alibaba’s mega-IPO highlights evolving e-commerce

Talk about “party like it’s 1999.”   The upcoming IPO from e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to smash records for initial public offerings at an already sold-out $21.1 billion, according to

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