Why American Investors Would Want A Piece Of Alibaba's IPO

Chinese workers walk out from the Alibaba head office building in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on May 21, 2012. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

This week, the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba announced it would go public in the United States this summer. That announcement has caused quite a stir, including among many American investors.

Zoe Chace from NPR’s Planet Money team joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss what an Alibaba IPO means for American investors, and why they should consider an investment.


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