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    Weibo Corp (WB) executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. The timing of the two events, though coincidental, highlights the fundamental challenge for Shanghai-based Weibo (WB): progressing from being a microblogging phenomenon in China to becoming an entrenched member of the international social media industry.

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    High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has not set a date to go to market with its initial public offering at this time, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move comes as high-frequency trading is under intense scrutiny, following the release of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt".

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    High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has indefinitely postponed its initial public offering plans, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes as high-frequency trading is under intense scrutiny, following the release of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt".

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    NEW YORK-- High-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial is indefinitely postponing its plan to become a public company, after the release of the book "Flash Boys" by author Michael Lewis, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The firm was planning for an initial public offering in April but said it would postpone to a later date on the advice of bankers. The debate on high-frequency trading reached a frenzy in the last few week following the release of the book and...

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    Peer-to-peer lender Lending Club said on Thursday it has picked up the type of investors it would want when the company is taken public, after raising $65 million from T. Rowe Price (TROW), Wellington Management, Blackrock (BLK) and Sands Capital as part of its acquisition of Springstone Financial. Peer Lending Lures Yield-Hungry Investors.

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    Companies looking to go public in the United States will have to temper their expectations as investors begin to question valuations in a crowded market. The next few weeks will be closely watched as the market prepares for the listing of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba , which is expected to file for its offering as early as Monday.

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     Sina Corp.  stock is up 2.70% to $54.42, as shares of microblogger Weibo , owned by Sina (SINA), opened on the Nasdaq at $16.27, below its $17 IPO price -- the low end of a $17-$19 range -- but shares have moved higher to $19.02. Another Weibo (WB) backer is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. . Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    Update: Updated with one-day high price information.  Weibo , the Chinese social media company that has been described as the country's equivalent to Twitter , soared on Thursday, its first day of trading after its IPO. The company raised $286 million by pricing its initial public offering of 16.8 million shares, 16% fewer than expected, at $17 a share.

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    Weibo (WB) shares rallied on the first day of trading Thursday, in what could be a positive sign for other Chinese technology companies hoping to list on the U.S. market. The Chinese social media company, which is often compared to Twitter, priced its initial public offering late Wednesday at $17 per share.

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    Shares of Sabre Corp (SABR), the airline ticketing technology provider that also owns online travel agency Travelocity, rose as much as 7 percent in their market debut after the company sold fewer shares than expected in its initial public offering and priced them below the targeted range.

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     Sabre Corp.  rose Thursday, the travel technology company's first day of trading after its IPO. The company offered 39.2 million shares at $16 a share, below the expected range of $18 to $20. The stock opened at $16.79 on Thursday and rose to a high of $17.17 as of 11 a.m., by which point more than 10 million shares had changed hands. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    Weibo (WB) started trading Thursday and will likely face some angry Wall Street bears. Had the "Twitter of China" gone public maybe three years ago, the offering could have been a huge hit. The service gave the Chinese people their first real taste of mass communication with others, all allowed by the government. However, two things happened.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Sabre Corp. (SABR) had a relatively strong debut on the stock market Thursday with the shares rallying in the first few minutes of trade. The travel-tech firm on Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $16 a share, below the expected range of $18 to $20. The stock is up 6.6% to $17.06 in recent activity. (END) Dow Jones Newswires 04-17-14 1015 ET Copyright (c) 2014 Dow Jones& Company, Inc..

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    Wall Street's most gilded firm once again showed why it is just that. Goldman Sachs (GS) reported first quarter earnings Thursday that handily beat analyst estimates. The firm said revenue from investment banking, which includes such activities as advising mergers and acquisitions and underwriting initial public offerings, was the highest since 2007 -- before the financial crisis.

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    Updated from 8:25 a.m. ET to include closing share prices. Weibo (WB), often referred to as the Chinese version of Twitter, began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on Thursday, surging over 19% after the company priced its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range.

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    LOS ANGELES-- Sabre Corp., the travel-tech firm which owns the Travelocity website, said late Wednesday its initial public offering had priced at $16 a share. It said the offering will consist of 39.2 million shares, with underwriters getting a greenshoe option to buy an additional 5.9 million shares. Sabre had originally set a price range of $18 to $20 per share, and had expected to sell 44.7 million shares, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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    - China's Weibo Corp (WB), a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth. The offering comes ahead of the much-anticipated IPO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which holds stake in Weibo.