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    Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba more than doubled in the fourth quarter to over $1.3 billion as revenue at the Jack Ma-founded company topped $3 billion. Alibaba Confirms U.S. Listing as Yahoo (YHOO)! For the Oct. to Dec. period, Alibaba earned $1.36 billion on $3.058 billion in revenue, a rise of 110% and 66%, respectively versus 2012 levels.

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    Yahoo Inc (YHOO) barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer. But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce company in which it owns a 24 percent stake, ahead of its highly anticipated initial public offering.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Yahoo (YHOO) is set to report Tuesday on a quarter in which the big news for its investors was not about Yahoo (YHOO), but Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant of which the Web portal owns a big stake, and is preparing to go public. Yahoo (YHOO) shares rallied last month when Alibaba said it was gearing up for an initial public offering in New York. But the stock has fallen since and was last down 19% for the past three months.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Weibo, China's version of Twitter, which is set to go public in the U.S. this week, has met with some downbeat reviews, including a warning from an IPO expert who said the company's offering is painting "a far rosier picture than reality." Weibo is offering 20 million shares at a price range of $17 to $19. The IPO is expected to price on Wednesday, April 16 and the stock is expected to begin trading on Thursday on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker "WB," according to IPO...

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    JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has yet to decide whether listing its food processing unit JBS Foods, according to a securities filing on Monday. In the filing, JBS Investor Relations Director Jeremiah O'Callaghan said that any decision on the matter will be informed immediately to investors.

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    Dropbox has been guarded about the details of its business, given it's still a private public. While the market gawked at the soaring costs detailed in competitor Box's S-1, Dropbox in contrast is expected to exhibit even spending, particularly for the higher-cost items.

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    Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings set its IPO price at 1,600 yen, the low end of a tentative range announced last week, according to a filing. The price reflects weak demand for recent offerings as well as a general decline in Tokyo stocks, which are currently the worst performers in major developed markets.

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    NEW YORK-- If there is a bubble in farmland values, you wouldn't know it by looking at the stock-market debut of Farmland Partners Inc. (FPI) on Friday. The first day of trading for Farmland, which plans to get taxed as a real-estate investment trust, was hardly frothy. The stock ended at $12.98, down $1.02, or 7.3% below its $14 offering price.

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    Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. how it will be hard for bulls to live up to the hype, and what to make of he current IPO season.Click here for information on RealMoney, where you can see all the blogs, including Jim Cramer's -- and reader comments -- in real time.

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    Jumei International Holding Ltd, backed by venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $400 million in an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares. Jumei, which operates through its website Jumei.com, sells beauty products and perfumes.

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    Parsley Energy Inc made public its plan to raise up to $400 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. The oil and natural gas company filed confidentially with U.S regulators for the proposed IPO in December.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Shares of Zoe's Kitchen Inc. (ZOES) soared on their market debut, the strongest launch of the three initial public offerings trading Friday. Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) offered 5.8 million shares at $15 a share. In the first hours of trading, the stock surged 65% to $24.67.

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    Wireless telecommunication services provider Goodman Networks Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch and Jefferies are the lead underwriters for the offering, the company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

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    MannKind  continued its decline Friday after news that rival biopharmaceutical company Dance Biopharm had filed a $75 million IPO on Wednesday night as it seeks money to continue developing an inhaled insulin device. MannKind's (MNKD) own inhaled insulin device, Afrezza, has been the subject of much coverage recently with an FDA decision upcoming.

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     Enable Midstream Partners  rose on Friday, the oil and natural gas company's first day of trading after its IPO. The company, formed as a joint venture by affiliates of OGE Energy, CenterPoint Energy (CNP) and ArcLight Capital Partners, priced its initial public offering at $20, the midpoint of its $19 to $21 range.

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     Phibro Animal Health Corp.  rose on Friday, its first day of trading after the animal health pharmaceutical manufacturer's IPO. The company priced 11.765 shares of Class A common stock in its initial public offering at $15 a share, below its $16 to $18 range. U.K. private equity firm 3i Group (TGOPF) backed the Teaneck, N.J.-based Phibro, which sold 7.352 million shares in the offering.