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Tech companies are having a quiet stock bonanza

Zoom IPO on NASDAQ

Consumer-focused businesses (Pinterest) have more cachet, but tech startups (Zoom) that cater to companies are the hotter stock offerings, The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler writes.

What's new: "50 U.S. business-software companies have gone public since 2016, including Twilio Inc., MongoDB Inc. and Zscaler Inc. That compares with 13 consumer-technology companies, such as Dropbox Inc. and Snap," the WSJ reports.

Nasdaq proposes regulatory changes to the SEC

People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on July 30, 2018 in New York City
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The Nasdaq is recommending regulatory changes to the SEC, including a change to rules that could impact smaller public companies, investors' access to market data and the cost of trading — all of which, the exchange says, could spur more innovation.

Why it matters: It's the latest attempt by a stock exchange to shift current rules in a way that it says will benefit investors.