Party City shares jump 22 percent in stock market debut –

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Party City jumped nearly 22 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.The Elmsford, New York, company designs, sells and makes balloons, invitations, costumes and other party goods. It operates about 900 stores and sells its products in other retailers.Party City raised about $372 million in its initial public offering, selling 21.9 million shares at […]

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar …

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their sales.This includes details about a store’s best customers or which products are top sellers, among other things.The […]