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Uber on Friday morning disclosed that it plans to raise upwards of $9 billion in its IPO, at a market cap that could approach $84 billion.

Why it matters: If successful, this would be one of the largest IPOs of all time. It also would help validate some of the record-high prices that venture capitalists have paid to invest in private, growth-stage "unicorns."

The ride-hail giant will offer 180 million shares at between $44 and $50 per share. At the low end of that range, Uber would be valued lower than in its most recent private round.

  • The total offering amount could top $10.3 billion, including possible secondary sales by existing investors like Benchmark, First Round Capital, TPG and Lowercase Capital.
  • PayPal has agreed to buy $500 million worth of shares at the IPO price. Its part of an expanded partnership between the two companies, albeit one that is not exclusive in either direction.
  • Uber's fully-diluted valuation would be between $80.5 billion and $91.5 billion.
  • 3% of IPO shares are being reserved to be purchased by eligible drivers. Uber originally planned a top "driver appreciation reward" of $10,000, but now has higher tiers of $20,000 and $40,000.
  • Uber reports "projected" Q1 2019 revenue of between $3 billion and $3.1 billion, versus $2.58 billion in revenue for Q1 2018.

Go deeper: Inside Uber's IPO filing

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Why it matters: Congress is fast approaching an October deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a government shutdown. But the issue has become a thorny partisan stand-off.

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Why it matters: Abbott has won conservative accolades for his abortion, mask and vaccine bans. Axios reported Sunday that former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to announce a gubernatorial challenge — but a recent poll shows he’s not even the most popular Democrat in the state.

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Why it matters: Candidates are unsure if the district they're targeting will remain intact or be reshaped by the process. The uncertainty is especially vexing to Democrats, who are vying to maintain their narrow margin in the House.