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    Opinion: Square founder less likely to remain in charge of Twitter. When Twitter Inc. (TWTR) reports its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, interim chief executive Jack Dorsey will be in an awkward spot. As he talks to investors about Twitter's potentially underwhelming results, they may wonder if he is fully focused on the social media pioneer.

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    Planet Fitness Inc, known for its "judgment free zone" fitness centers and low prices, is expected to be valued at nearly $1.58 billion in its initial public offering. The company expects the offering of 13.5 million class A shares to be priced at $14-$16 per share, raising up to $216 million, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

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    Planet Fitness, Inc. has set the terms of its planned initial public offering, and will sell 13.5 million shares at$ 14 to $16 each, to raise up to $216 million. The company has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PLNT." Planet Fitness offers a chain of gyms and standard memberships for $10 a month.

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    Planet Fitness Inc. set the terms of its, saying in a regulatory filing Monday that it plans to sell 13.5 million shares at $14 to $16 each, or to raise up to $216 million. Of the total, 9.12 million shares will be sold by the discount gym chain and 4.38 shares will be sold by selling stockholders. If the underwriters exercise an option to buy an additional 2.025 million shares, Planet Fitness could raise up to $248.4 million at the maximum offering price.

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    Technology IPOs have been scarce so far in 2015. Payments startup Square Inc. is aiming to end this year's drought in prominent initial public offerings for tech companies. The San Francisco maker of credit card-reading devices has filed to hold an IPO, a person familiar with the matter said.

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    Consumer electronics company Vizio Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $172.5 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities and Citigroup are among the underwriters of the IPO, Vizio told the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

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    Company has more than $1 billion in sales in first half of year. Vizio Inc., best known for its low-priced televisions, has filed preliminary documents for an initial public offering. The documents, filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, indicate the company plans to raise up to$ 172.5 million.

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    Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government.Here’s what’s affecting my small business my clients and other entrepreneurs today.WashingtonHouse Speaker John Boehner says that the House will likely have to pass a short-term budget extension “of some sort.”Small business owners swarm DC to oppose Obamacare fines.President Obama uses small business owners to argue for the export-import bank.The EconomyApplications for U,S. unemployment aid have plummeted to a 42-year low and weekly jobless claims dropped to its lowest level since 1973.A gauge of future U.S. economic activity increased more than expected in June, boosted by a strengthening housing market, suggesting growth will continue to gain momentum for the remainder of the yearManufacturing contraction in the Kansas City region continued in July 2015.The ElectionsHillary Clinton backs local taxes on Internet sales.Trump bashes Secretary Kerry for breaking his leg.Jeb Bush wants to “phase out” Medicare.ManagementFive myths that make being a CEO seem a better job than it is.Nine signs you are a bad manager.If you want to partner with other small businesses then send focused emails and don’t call them.EntrepreneursIf you want to start your own Dunkin’ Donuts franchise then here are the costs you can expect.What entrepreneurs can learn about PR from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.Comic book store owners explain how to start a comic books retail store.RestaurantsA chef creates a sustainable menu using food waste.Starbucks chooses Lyft over Uber for its new rewards program.Five funding questions to ask yourself before expanding your restaurant.FinanceFerrari officially files for an IPO.Why venture capitalists are spending like it’s 1999.VC funding rockets as the “unicorn” population booms.Start-upsThis start-up founder redesigned her app when she found out the majority of people were using it to smoke weed with their friends.Google is giving free patents to start-ups to fight patent trolls.A company that puts butter in coffee raises $9 million.This start-up wants you to connect with brand advertising using emojis.A start-up sells 75 sizes of men’s shirts.This start-up wants to rent its customers a tiny house in the middle of nowhere.TechnologyTwelve disruptive tech trends you need to know.The tech world pretty much thinks the death of Adobe Flash is timely.OnlineCommunications software Slack now integrates with Google Calendar to add events to channels and Twitter is making it easier to target ads around big events.How to optimize your site for every stage of the buying cycle.Why your Internet prices are bound to go up. Social MediaTwitter regrets throwing a frat-themed employee party.Why it may not be a bad idea to delete an offensive tweet.IdeasA new strain of rice could feed the world and fight climate change.Around the CountryA court thwarts New York City’s efforts to restrict sex shops.The University of California system sets a $15 minimum wage for its employees.New York also plans a minimum wage raise to $15-an-hour for its fast food workers.New York’s mayor ditches his plan to curb Uber’s expansion.Business owners in Central Texas react to new smoking ordinances.Why now may be a good time to buy a small business in Colorado. Around the WorldSpain’s unemployment is at its lowest level since 2011.Gene Marks owns the Marks Group,  a Bala Cynwyd  PA  consulting firm that helps clients with customer relationship management. Follow Gene Marks and On Small Business on Twitter.News we should know about? Email us here.






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    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of litigation by Facebook Inc (FB) shareholders who accused officials at the social media company of deceiving them about its growth prospects prior to its 2012 initial public offering.

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    Shares of Costa Group Ltd, Australia's top supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, debuted at a discount to their issue price on Friday as volatile markets hampered demand for the country's No. 2 listing of the year so far. The shares first traded at A$2.24, compared with their A$2.25 issue price, before falling further to settle at A$2.21 in a flat overall market.

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    Ferrari started rolling toward its long-awaited initial public offering on Thursday by filing documents with the SEC that could see the IPO hit the market by the end of the year. The Italian luxury brand filed for a 10% float, which could come by late 2015 after a regulatory review, with the remaining 90% likely to be spun off from Fiat Chrysler early next year.

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    Ferrari is revving its engine ahead of its planned New York stock market debut. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) announced Thursday it will spin-off the luxury car manufacturer and list shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has not yet released details about the number of shares that will be offered or the price range.

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCAU) said Thursday its Ferrari unit has filed for an initial public offering. The number of shares and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be set, but the offering isn't expected to exceed 10% of the outstanding common shares, said Fiat in a statement. Ferrari will seek to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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    Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari NV filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common stock. The company is being spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV . UBS Investment Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch and Santander are underwriting the IPO, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.