1. Going Public? For Uber, Lyft and Others, Shutdown Slows IPOs

    Going Public? For Uber, Lyft and Others, Shutdown Slows IPOs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. The shutdown, now in its fourth week, has all but darkened the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency that oversees the markets. Most of the SEC's 4,400-person staff is furloughed, including lawyers and other staffers who must approve corporate paperwork for initial public offerings...

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