The Big Question: What Is a Lockup Period?

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Often after a company goes public, founders, backers and employees that possess privately held shares are restricted from selling those shares on the open market for a period of time that typically lasts 3 or 6 months. Bloomberg's Willem Marx explains why.
Is the U.S. Heading for an Economic Slowdown?
46:28 - Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International Executive Director Brendan Brown discusses the possibility of a slowdown in the U.S. economy, what can boost the Japanese economy and the outlook for global growth. He speaks to Bloomberg's Guy Johnson on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
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