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The Takeaway

Early Facebook Investors Can Start Selling Shares Thursday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

When they do, the markets could be overwhelmed with a deluge of Facebook shares. Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, explains what's in store.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Broken?

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week a technical glitch in electronic trading sent the stocks of nearly 150 companies, like Bank of America and GE, on a wild ride.  

It was the latest in a string of stock market snafus, including NASDAQ's botched Facebook IPO in May and the "flash crash" of 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points only to recover minutes later.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wall Street's Week: Facebook, Big Banks

Friday, July 27, 2012

Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discusses the Facebook revenue report and what it tells us about the success or failure of its recent IPO, plus what it would take to reimpose Glass-Steagall, like Sanford Weill suggested.

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The Takeaway

Companies Don't Have to Go Public, So Why Do They?

Friday, May 25, 2012

By going public, Facebook joined a diverse group of companies. Some, like Apple and Amazon, have had huge success selling pieces of their company to the public. Others, like Enron and Tyco, couldn't take the public scrutiny and failed as a result. Since taking a company public requires jumping through a lot of hoops, fewer companies are doing it. So why go public at all?

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The Takeaway

Facebook and Morgan Stanley's New Legal Issues: What's at Stake?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Facebook and its IPO's underwriter Morgan Stanley are facing at least three shareholder lawsuits alleging that the companies allowed misleading assessments and omissions in their IPO registration statement. This, on the same day that Massachusetts Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin issued a subpoena to Morgan Stanley in response to other allegations. Peter J. Henning, a professor at Wayne State University Law School who specializes in white collar crime, co-wrote an article about this for the New York Times' DealBook.

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The Takeaway

Was Facebook's IPO Mishandled?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just days after Facebook’s initial public offering serious allegations are surfacing about whether the IPO was dramatically mishandled by Morgan Stanley. Henry Blodget, the CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider explains how what was supposed to be Morgan Stanley’s crowning achievement is beginning to look like a major misjudgment.

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The Takeaway

Facebook Gets Off to a Poor Start as a Public Company

Monday, May 21, 2012

After a shaky debut, Facebook is getting off to a bad start on its first week of trading as a publicly held company. Facebook's stock is sinking nearly seven percent, falling below the $38 IPO price, in the social network's second day of trading as a public company Monday. Joining us is reporter for our partner the New York Times Michael de la Merced.

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The Takeaway

Analyzing Facebook's NASDAQ Debut

Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook will make its much-anticipated debut today on NASDAQ as a public company. As of last night, Facebook's offer had risen to $38 a share, putting the total value of the company at $104 billion. But for investors who got burned in the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, all of the hype and hysteria over Facebook is a little too familiar.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Facebook IPO, Trayvon Martin, Violence Against Women Act

Friday, May 18, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week's panel includes Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, Jeff Yang, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. They'll cover Facebook’s step into public life, developments in the Senate and House showdown over the Violence Against Women Act, and new developments in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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The Takeaway

How Risky is Investing in Facebook?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On Friday, Facebook begins tapping into the public market and hits the Nasdaq Exchange in what will be one of the largest initial public offerings in history. Eric Jackson, founder and managing member of investment firm Ironfire Capital LLC discusses whether investing in the social networking giant is a financially savvy decision.

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