How to price an IPO so it “pops”
Sep 14, 2023

How to price an IPO so it “pops”

Plus, the UAW plans to target its work stoppages as a strike looms. And will this year's cost-of-living increase be enough to help Social Security recipients keep up?

Segments From this episode

A lot goes into pricing a stock IPO

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And that's before the shares even get to the P in the acronym: the public. First there's the "roadshow," later, hopefully, the "pop."
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How much longer can the spending party go on?

Retail sales were up 0.6% in August from July. Consumers are still propping up the economy, one expert says.

After a flat August, this North Carolina toy store is already looking forward to the holidays

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For this toy store owner, the biggest challenge right now is prepping for the holidays.
"We are selling a lot of Halloween products right now," said Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys in Carrboro, NC. "And certainly we'll move into the Christmas season shortly thereafter."
Ariel Jackson

For some striking workers, small can be mighty

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The United Auto Workers may focus its actions on specific plants, instead of organizing a broad work stoppage, if contract negotiations fail.
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Rising unemployment doesn't hit all parts of the labor force equally

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Even a small increase in unemployment can result in disproportionate effects on marginalized groups.
As the unemployment rises, it'll be important to keep an eye on how much more it rises for vulnerable groups, says Betsey Stevenson of the University of Michigan.
Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

As inflation moderates, so does Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment

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The 2024 cost-of-living adjustment comes out to 3.2%, a pretty modest amount compared to past years.
The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is automatic and meant to stabilize the purchasing power of Social Security benefits.
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After disasters, mobile home owners often struggle to recover

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Mobile homes are uniquely vulnerable when natural disasters hit, and face challenges when trying to get recovery money. Some in Colorado are still grappling with the effects of flooding in 2013.
Brand new affordable housing units sit on a hillside above Lyons on Aug. 14, 2023. People who were displaced by flooding have priority access to the new units, but few former mobile home residents are expected to move in.
Alex Hager/KUNC

Music from the episode

Chicago Falcon The Budos Band
Dream Chorus TOKiMONSTA
Sundress Butcher Brown
The Journey Tom Misch
Flip Flop Vibe The BREED
F.T.B. Robert Glasper
Lou's Tune DARGZ, Moses Boyd

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer