Latest News on private equity markets

After being rocked by Trump tariffs, the solar energy business is bouncing back

After two years of job losses in the solar industry, a California mandate is welcome and advocates are projecting demand to pick up.

1 year ago

Equity Dilution in Startups

In the midst of growing a company and all that entails, issues like equity dilution may seem too far off to worry about for many startup executives, something to worry about later. But when mishandled, the effects of equity dilution … Continue reading

1 year ago

Linda McMahon will step down as Small Business Administration head, joins board of America First

McMahon will leave her Cabinet-level role in President Donald Trump's administration on April 12.

1 year ago

Trump's small-business plan 'clearly an end-run' around Obamacare protections, judge rules

A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump.

1 year ago

Common vs. Preferred: Pros and Cons in Private Equity

There are two types of equity: preferred and common. You should understand the differences between the two to fully weigh the pros and cons of each. Note that there are no absolutes in private equity. Issuing stock often involves negotiated … Continue reading

1 year ago

The story of Yelp – and why it's struggling to survive

Yelp has struggled to innovate and keep up with increasing competition from companies like Google and Facebook.

1 year ago

What is a Crowd SAFE?

Understanding Security Types in Equity Crowdfunding As equity crowdfunding has matured, the need for new security types has become apparent in recent years. To meet this need, the equity crowdfunding industry has turned to modifying existing security types to make … Continue reading

1 year ago

Small businesses cheer Trump tax reforms, but some feel they didn't go far enough

Tax breaks enacted to help small businesses aren't permanent, and that's made it difficult for business owners to make long-term decisions.

1 year ago

She was called more than 1,800 times: When robots collect the bills

A quarter of consumers receive calls each month about a debt they owe. For some people, the calls are relentless.

1 year ago

European markets close week higher; chip makers best performers

European stocks closed higher for the week as Britain's departure from the European Union took a step back from "No Deal."

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Canadian jet makes emergency landing at Newark with possible cargo hold fire

Flights in and out of Newark Liberty International Airport were briefly halted Saturday morning after a Canadian airliner made an emergency landing due to reports of smoke in the cargo hold. No one was injured, the airline said.

1 year ago

Blue collar no more: Skilled auto technicians are in high demand

The tight labor market, while frustrating for employers, can be a boon for blue-collar workers: They are more likely to find good-paying jobs and experience rapid wage growth.

1 year ago

Lending gap narrows for women business owners, but it's still 31% less than for men

The number of women-owned businesses that applied for funding in 2018 increased by 13 percent, according to a study by Biz2Credit. But the average size loan for women-owned businesses was 31 percent less than for male-owned businesses.

1 year ago

Cramer Remix: These FANG stocks are heating up once again

Jim Cramer says not to discount all of the so-called FANG companies, as he sees buying opportunities in two of the names.

1 year ago

Square Capital head: Leveraging data to extend credit to small businesses that lack access to loans

Jim Cramer sits down with Jackie Reses, the head of Square Inc.'s Square Capital, to discuss how the lending arm is helping businesses that have trouble getting traditional loans.

1 year ago