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What is an IPO?

POSTED: 9:49 AM Feb 02 2012   UPDATED: 7:22 AM Nov 07 2013

As Twitter launches its IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.

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What exactly is an IPO and what does it means for the company? The Economic Times helps explain this complex process as Twitter prepares to launch its initial public stock offering.