Stories by Dan Primack

Podcast: Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley

In today's podcast, Dan examines how the effects of the walkouts at Google on forced arbitration regarding sexual harassment with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried.

The two also address the fallout at Facebook following the New York Time's bombshell report on leadership. Plus, in the "Final Two": Uber's big speed bump on the way to an IPO and President Trump's very challenging electoral map for 2020.

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Levi's preps IPO with valuation at $5 billion

Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss logo. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Levi Strauss & Co. is prepping an IPO that could raise between $600 million and $800 million at a valuation of around $5 billion (or perhaps $5.01 billion?), according to CNBC.

Why it matters: There aren't too many 100 year-old companies around, let alone 145-year old companies that remain iconic and successful. Plus Levi's isn't only a fashion trailblazer, it has also completed one of the largest-ever IPOs at the time of issuance ($50m in 1971) and a then-massive take-private leveraged buyout ($1.7 billion in 1984).

Outrage builds over Amazon's billions in HQ2 subsidies

Jeff Bezos.
Photo: Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Greetings from New York City, where the local tabloids are aghast at the more than $1.8 billion in incentives used to lure Amazon to Queens.

Why it matters: Not only do some critics feel the money could best be spent elsewhere — a questionable argument, since the $1.8 billion is intended to come from the new, Amazon-related revenue — but they're also concerned with the per-employee incentives, which are more than twice what Arlington, Virginia, is paying.

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