Recession could sour the kombucha party at WeWork

Aug 14, 2019
The co-working space identified a downturn as a risk as it readies its IPO.
A WeWork location in Shanghai.
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What's the rationale for selling a private company's stock ahead of an IPO?

Jul 19, 2019
WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has been raising cash against his stake in the company. Turns out that kind of practice is becoming more common.
A man walks into a WeWork office in Washington, D.C.
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How has Slack changed your workplace?

Jun 19, 2019
Slack, the instant messaging company, is about to go public. Opinions on using it at work seem strongly divided — let us know how you feel.
A welcome email from the popular workplace messaging system Slack on a smartphone screen.
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Investors look to profit as Americans spend more on pampering their pets

Jun 13, 2019
The market for pet supplies is growing at about 5% per year.
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Why investors seem skeptical about the ride-hailing business

May 10, 2019
People are taking a hard look at Uber's business model.
An Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering on May 10.
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As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

May 8, 2019
The protest against pay and working conditions comes as the companies go public.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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How will the tech IPO boom change Bay Area real estate?

May 2, 2019
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
People look at a home for sale during an open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California. In the wake of several tech IPOs, San Francisco is bracing for its already expensive real estate market to get even more expensive.
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Zoom goes public as video takes over conference rooms

Apr 17, 2019
Video meetings have made it possible to work remotely from pretty much anywhere. But there's still no substitute for in person eye contact. And you have to do your hair.
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Is video conferencing worth all the trouble?

Apr 16, 2019
Some companies have lost $1 million in productivity just getting the technology to work.
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How does this year's wave of IPOs compare to 1999's?

Apr 8, 2019
The social-networking site Pinterest has set a price range for its initial public offering. At the peak price of $17 per share, the company would be worth a little over $11 billion, down from an estimate of $12 billion last…
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