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Groupon Sees Gains on First Day Public

After conducting a successful initial public offering on Thursday night, daily deals website Groupon saw a positive first day of trading on Friday, according to The Associated Press. The company took in roughly $700 million in its IPO by pricing itself at $20 per share, with a market capitalization of around $12.7 billion, but by […]

Groupon Raises $700 Million in IPO

After much angst and anticipation, Groupon finally successfully conducted its initial public offering on Thursday night, bringing in roughly $700 million, according to The Associated Press. The gains proved more substantial than expected until recently this week, as the company’s many missteps had forced it to reduce its initial offering price. Initially that was expected […]

How to Approach an IPO

Investing in a newly public company can prove difficult for many inexperienced investors, according to The Associated Press. But some basic tips can help prepare people for what to expect. The biggest difficulty for most initial public offerings is that for companies just going public there is no open record of their finances to this […]

Banks Likely to Find Other Sources of Revenue

After the recent backtrack on several big banks’ decision to impose fees on debit cards, the financial sector will likely look to recoup losses through other means, according to MarketWatch Consumer advocates have cast the reversal, capped by the announcement on Tuesday by Bank of America, as a victory over corporate greed. While that conception […]

Green Investing Rose in Third Quarter

Investment in green businesses and technologies is on the rise again, even as the broader market grows more cautious, according to a new report from Ernst & Young. The Los Angeles Times reports that green sector investment amounted to only $684 million in the third quarter of 2010. This year saw a major increase, however, […]

Zuckerberg Would Prefer Boston to Silicon Valley as Startup

Silicon Valley has a strong and long-lived reputation as the center of the digital world, with many of the world’s largest tech companies started or based there. But Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg explained in a recent interview that he would not have moved his company out west knowing what he knows […]

German Minister Suggests “Fiscal Union” for Europe

While Europe is still struggling to contain the dramatic debt crisis tearing through countries like Greece and Italy, one of the region’s top finance ministers told The Financial Times that the incident could represent an opportunity. Wolfgang Schäuble, the finance minister of Germany, Europe’s largest economy, told the news source that the ongoing crisis could […]

Amazon Takes a Hit on Speculations of Loss, But Some See Long-Term Gain

Netflix has taken the greatest heat from the media recently for its repeated missteps, but it is not the only online service provider to suffer some abuse on the market. Bloomberg notes that Amazon fell more than 13 percent on the news that its investments into the Kindle Fire could lead the company to a […]

Netflix Undervalued After Recent Losses

Netflix has suffered a major loss to its stock prices in recent days with the announcement that it lost hundreds of thousands of customers last quarter, but ZDNet's David Hamilton suggests that Wall Street has actually underestimated the struggling company. Netflix's first major losses came with a bungled attempt to increase prices, but the biggest […]

U.S. Economy Sees Boost in Q3

The U.S. economy received some much needed good news on Thursday when the Department of Commerce released the nation's most recent data on the country's gross domestic product, according to CNN Money. Based on that broad measure, the country's economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, […]