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A Luxury America Can No Longer Afford

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

In one of the largest securities class actions in history, the best the plaintiff's lawyers could do was a settlement in which class members got 1¢ for every $1 of damages claimed.

Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

The Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers, Takeovers and Buyouts is almost upon us. This will mark the second major part of the Government 2.0 revolution.

Friday Talking Points [130] -- Who Is This "They" Obama Speaks Of?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since we took last week off to write something patriotic for Independence Day weekend, we've got two weeks to cover today. Fortunately, every other w...

Is Tesla a Buy?

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilary Kramer

Wednesday's blow-out IPO performance proves Tesla is tailor-made for this kind of overcast environment on Wall Street.

ZipCar Files For $75 Million IPO (POLL)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"It's comeback time for venture IPOs," the Wall Street Journal presciently declared in January. In the first quarter of 2010, the number of U.S. vent... Going Public: IPO For Book Publishing Website Coming Soon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company behind the book publishing Web site has taken the first official step toward an initial public offering in Canada. The Raleigh-b...

The Soul of Microfinance: Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls and Redemption

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The following are parts of a recent speech delivered by the head of the Microcredit Summit, Sam Daley-Harris entitled, "Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls and Redemption."

FriendFinder IPO Postponed Indefinitely

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FriendFinder, the company that owns Penthouse magazine and a number of adult websites, has postponed its $220 million initial public offering, saying ...

Tesla IPO On The Way

AP | DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday it plans to sell stock to the public. The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif...

Shaolin Temple's Monks Prepare For IPO

Telegraph | Malcolm Moore in Shanghai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of kung fu, is preparing for a 1bn yuan (£85m) initial public offering (IPO), government sources ha...

Electric-car Maker Tesla Said To Be Planning Stock Offering | Martin Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Will investors get charged up over a stock offering by California electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc.? The answer to that question may be coming s...

Reverse Mergers Thrive in Recessionary Climate

Joseph Meuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph Meuse

Are there opportunities for going public in the current recessionary climate?

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

Kohlberg Kravis IPO Coming, But It's Not Your Typical IPO

Wall Street Journal | Dennis K. Berman and Peter Lattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, its plan for an initial public offering reflects the troubled times roiling the investment industry: KKR is selling the shares in part to take ...

Kohlberg Kravis IPO: If It Happens, It'll Be A More Diversified Firm

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Monday said it had hired William Sonneborn to further develop its asset management business, in a move that The Financial T...

China Railway $5.4 Billion IPO To Be World's Biggest This Year

Wall Street Journal | Nisha Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China Railway Construction Corp., the state-owned railroad builder, is seeking to raise up to US$5.44 billion ahead of Hong Kong and Shanghai listings...