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The IPO market grinds to a halt

The Bottom Line: A bunch of restaurant companies lined up to go public just before the market ground to a halt. Yet last year’s IPOs didn’t do that badly.

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Sardar Biglari buys another oil company

The Bottom Line: Biglari Holdings, which owns Steak n Shake and other holdings, spent $80 million to acquire a majority of shares in Abraxas Petroleum Corp.

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With potential IPO on hold, MOD Pizza focuses on accelerating growth

MOD Pizza's potential IPO is on hold but the chain is focused on accelerating growth.

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No, owning a franchise is not a ‘low-risk’ business

The Bottom Line: It’s worth reminding that franchise ownership is no less risky than operating an independent business, and here’s why.