Is Facebook Sucking Oxygen Out of the IPO Market?

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As Facebook increases the size and price range of its initial public offering, the rest of the IPO market is starting to sputter. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, there’s been an uptick in the number of companies that have either withdrawn or postponed their IPO in the past three months. Since mid-February, 29 IPOs have been shelved, a 38 percent increase over the same period last year.

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