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Snap Inc. has officially entered the public markets with their debut trading day on Thursday, March 2, 2017. With the biggest technology IPO since Alibaba, Snap Inc. shares jumped 41%, with stock price starting at $24, above the IPO price of $17.


Baltimore, Maryland was the biggest market of Airbnb vacationers in 2016! The Baltimore Sun reported that Maryland Airbnb hosts made $25.3 million in 2016. An average host makes about $5,300 annually. Maryland was home to approximately 4,200 hosts in 2016, growing 119% from 2015.

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The popular luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose has set a price range of C$14 – C$16 for their upcoming IPO. The Toronto-based parka company known for their coyote-lined hoods are seeking to raise as much as $320 million in its initial public offering, according to a filing published Wednesday. They will be listed on both the NYSE and the TSX.

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