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Everything You Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding
Starting today, companies using crowdfunding websites to raise money can offer stock options to donors. More than four years after equity crowdfunding was signed into law through the 2012 JOBS Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission is permitting start-ups to offer stock in their companies to
What's the Difference? Venture Capital, Online Venture Capital and Equity Crowdfunding
Venture Capital, Online Venture Capital and Equity Crowdfunding: Which One for You?
Twitter's IPO Filing Shows 215 Million Monthly Active Users
In its IPO filing, Twitter revealed today that it has more than 200 million monthly active users who tweet 500 million tweets per day. Among the impressive financial figures revealed for the first time, the company wrote in its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, "From 2011 to
Is Shutdown The New Normal?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NO END IN SIGHT: President Obama and leaders of both houses of Congress left a 90-minute meeting at the White House last night no more closer to ending a government shutdown then when the started, ABC’s ABBY PHILLIP notes....
Newly Legal: Buying Stock in Start-Ups Via Crowdsourcing
Amateur investors may soon be able to use crowdsourcing to buy equity in start-ups. But should they? At least one expert--the author of a report on Kickstarter--recommends caution. Under a newly implemented provision of 2012's "Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act" (JOBS Act), it became legal this
Transcript of Obama's State of the Union Address
Following is President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that "the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rejects ACHIEVE Act
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus rejected a proposal by several Republicans that would have granted a pathway to permanent residency to some undocumented youth who serve in the military or seek higher education in the United States. "The problem with the ACHIEVE Act is it does not
Leonsis Talks Sports, Business and America's Future
Virtually everyone in Washington knows the name Ted Leonsis. But what they might not know about him is a moment that shaped much of his adult life. At the age of 28, he was on a plane that began to have technical issues. Told by the pilot to "brace for impact," Leonsis began negotiating with God.
House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week
The House could vote on a Republican bill next week that seeks to create 55,000 additional visas per year for highly skilled workers. The STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), would also eliminate the diversity visa program, which offers visas to applicants in countries
Where Obama and Romney Stand on the Big Issues
With Election Day in view, Americans are dialing up their focus on President Obama and Mitt Romney, preparing to make that long-awaited choice. But before you head to the polls -- now or on Nov. 6 -- have one last look at the candidates and "where they stand" in this handy primer: On Taxes: