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Dreaded ‘down rounds’ shave billions off startup valuations

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Several high-flying startups are being brought down to earth, as a recent carnage in global equity markets and lackluster demand for new listings force companies to raise funds at a substantial discount to their sky-high valuations. Easy money from venture capital dealmaking is fast evaporating in an inflation-induced high interest-rate environment …

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China’s Luckin plans store expansion, remains committed to the US market

Women leave a store of the Chinese coffee house chain Luckin Coffee in Beijing, China, July 8, 2020. Picture taken July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Two years after it was forced to withdraw from the Nasdaq for an accounting fraud, …

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Explainer: When will Americans feel the Inflation Reduction Act’s impact?

A general view of the US Capitol after United States Vice President Kamala Harris, voted on the Senate floor to break the 50-50 tie to proceed to the Inflation Reduction Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US August 6, 2022. REUTERS/ Ken Cedeno Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug …

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Rocket Cos to buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 bln

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Rocket Cos Inc (RKT.N) said on Monday it would buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 billion in cash, as the Detroit-based company looks to expand its reach in the consumer finance market. Shares of Rocket, a platform that comprises mortgages, tech-driven real estate and financial services businesses, were down …

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Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles slide due to factory line upgrades

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) sold 28,217 Chinese-made vehicles in July, nearly two-thirds less than a month earlier as a scheduled …

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Hollywood actress Anne Heche in coma since fiery car crash

Anne Heche attends the premiere for the film “The Tender Bar” at The TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, US, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized in critical condition, comatose and connected to a …

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Indonesia says Tesla strikes $5 billion deal to buy nickel products

Tesla cars are seen parked at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 20, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – US carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) has signed contracts worth about $5 billion to buy materials for their …

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Dollar edges lower as currency markets pull back on Friday’s moves

Dollar falls; Aussie, Kiwi and sterling gain Traders price in 69% chance of 75 bps Fed hike in Sept LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The dollar fell on Monday, losing some of the gains it had made from Friday’s US jobs data, as currency markets pulled back on their initial reaction and waited for Wednesday’s …

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Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate on bots

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal to a public debate …

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