Published On: Feb 01 2012 05:03:56 PM CSTUpdated On: May 07 2014 09:03:29 AM CDT
China's Alibaba, arguably the world's biggest e-commerce company, filed paperwork Tuesday setting the stage for what could be the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. Here's a look at 16 of the biggest IPOs in trading history:
16. Japan Tobacco: $9.5 billion
15. East Japan Railway Co.: $9.9 billion
14. Telstra: $10.1 billion
13. AT&T Wireless Group: $10.62 billion
12. OAO Rosneft: $10.65 billion
11. Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance: $11.15 billion
10. Bank of China Ltd.: $11.18 billion
9. Deutsche Telekom AG: $12.4 billion
8. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone: $13.7 billion
7. Enel SpA: $16.5 billion
6. NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc.: $18.1 billion
One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to the NSA, which is investigating the incident.
Kenneth Feinberg, appointed to run the 9/11 compensation fund, says tragedies remind people to plan ahead. He said a more than half the victims of the 2001 terror attacks didn't have wills or life insurance, making it difficult for their families as they waited for compensation from the government.