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2011-08-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior private equity and venture capital professionals, more than 100 limited partners, and top legal and banking experts will convene at the 18th annual Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference (http://peaconference.dowjones.com), Sept.

2011-08-02 03:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- European venture-backed companies raised euro 2.2 billion through 447 deals in the first half of 2011; a 28% decline in deal activity from a year earlier, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Capital invested remained flat.

2011-08-01 13:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Washington focuses on the debt ceiling, there are signs that the rest of the U.S. economy is running into trouble, according to the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator. In July, the ESI dropped to 41.5 from a reading of 44 in June.

2011-07-22 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors put $8 billion into 776 deals for U.S.-based venture companies during the second quarter of 2011, a 5% decrease in investment and 2% decrease in deals from the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.