News Summary: Life after Facebook's IPO

Associated Press
FILE- In this Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo, the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcomes the Facebook IPO, in New York's Times Square. It’s been a month since Facebook’s IPO fell flat and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has gone cold. Venture capitalists say the fallout from Facebook’s rocky IPO is making technology companies more cautious about going public. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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A FREEZE? No company has gone public since May 18, the day Facebook began trading on the Nasdaq exchange, compared with 19 in the same month a year ago. And 14 stock offerings have been withdrawn or delayed, according to Dealogic. None are scheduled this week.

VC WORRIES: Venture capitalists say the fallout from Facebook's rocky IPO is making companies — especially those in the technology sector — cautious about going public.

NOT JUST FACEBOOK: Facebook's IPO capped the worst week of 2012 for U.S. stock markets. The European debt crisis isn't making financial markets any more conducive to IPOs.

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