The Government Shutdown: 8 Things VARs Need To Know

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Going Public

If the shutdown continues for more than a few weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission will most likely run out of funds, according to an SEC statement. While the countdown has already started, the last shutdown, between 1995 and 1996, lasted 27 days.

This will affect the companies currently filing for IPOs, most notably Twitter, which announced on Sept. 12 that it had already filed the paperwork through, what else, a tweet.

Even though the SEC will remain open until extra funds run out, close to 94 percent of its employees are furloughed during the government shutdown.


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