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  • In terms of dollars raised, U.S. results were skewed significantly by the $18.1 billion common-stock offering of General Motors Co. in November, which accounted for slightly more than half the total dollar volume of American-based deals.

    IPOs, the Recovery: Starring China

  • If President Barack Obama is re-elected in 2012, there is no reason to think that policies suddenly will change to favor common-stock investors.

    Equity Markets Need a Seismic Shift in Washington

  • So far Mr. Adelson still hasn't taken out of the company all of the cash that he put into it during the crisis, although he is poised to this year through the common-stock dividend payments.

    Adelson Cashes In on Turnaround at Sands

  • It plans to use some of its cash to buy back $3.3 billion of preferred stock it issued to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. during the financial crisis and to continue its common-stock buyback program.

    Business Abroad Drives U.S. Profits

  • The proceeds from the common-stock sale are earmarked to pay down debt at the company, which carries a substantial $8.6 billion on its balance sheet.

    Nielsen IPO to Gauge Appetite of Investors

  • Stock Hunger The stock market's strong gains since its 2009 meltdown low have buoyed investor demand for stocks, helping global common-stock underwriting surge 16% to $174.4 billion in the first quarter, Dealogic said.

    Stock and Bond Sales Stand Up to Turmoil

  • The buyback program was announced Wednesday, six months after Hartford doubled its common-stock dividend.

    Hartford Financial to Buy Back Shares

  • The buyback program was announced Wednesday, six months after Hartford doubled its common-stock dividend.

    Financial Briefing Book: Aug. 4

  • The proceeds from the MetLife common-stock sales will go to the U.S. Treasury, which is trying to recoup $18.2 billion from sales of stakes AIG holds in several companies.

    AIG Looks to Shed MetLife Stake

  • Following Thursday's meetings, Treasury and AIG intend to select one or more banks to lead the sale for a heavily discounted underwriting fee, which will be close to, or below, the 0.75-percentage-point fee banks earned for the common-stock portion of the GM sale, say people familiar with the matter.

    AIG's Major Share Sale Near


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