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How can a company like GameStop profit from stock price surges?

Feb 2, 2021
Companies can try to capitalize on a spike in stock prices by issuing new stock while the price is high.
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Is it legal to purposely bankrupt a hedge fund?

Jan 29, 2021
Hedge fund traders were quick to call foul when Redditors banded together to drive up the price of GameStop stock. But it was probably perfectly legal.
A coordinated effort from Redditors to buy GameStop stock threw the market into a tizzy this week.
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GameStop shares back up after Robinhood relaxes restrictions

After shares of the video game retailer closed down 44% Thursday, they were up about 80% at market open Friday.
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Winners and losers in the GameStop stock tug of war

Jan 28, 2021
Some small day traders don't mind losing a little if it means hedge funds lose a lot.
Small traders versus hedge funds: Who will emerge victorious?
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Can the internet help you become a better person?

Oct 28, 2020
On a provocative Reddit forum, millions of strangers can weigh in on questions of right and wrong.
A Reddit forum presents moral questions from people's lives. Strangers post their judgments, which can provide life lessons. Or not.
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Advertisers wanted nothing to do with Reddit. Now they're coming back.

Feb 5, 2020
Reddit's co-founder and CEO reflects on the social media platform as it turns 15.
Reddit co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman speaks during a hearing with House subcommittees in October.
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on today's entrepreneurs

Dec 4, 2018
There's "more of a wokeness to these founders," he says.
"I think that now is a better time than it's ever been if you have a hobby, if you have a passion, and you're building a following on Instagram ... to potentially turn into something that could be a real business," Alexis Ohanian says.
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A misunderstood tech giant and the "nerds" who created it

Oct 4, 2018
We're talking about Reddit. A new book takes a deep dive into the site's history and impact.
Alexis Ohanian, one of Reddit's co-founders, attends WORLDZ Cultural Marketing Summit 2017 in Los Angeles.
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