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    Folks Seem To Like It, So Facebook Boosts Size Of Stock Offering By 25 Percent

    The hoopla continues over Facebook's initial public offering of stock, with word that the social media giant has increased the size of Friday's IPO by 25 percent.

    According to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier today, the company now plans to sell 421 million shares — up from the previous estimate of 337 million. According to Reuters, at 421 million Facebook's IPO would be the third largest in U.S. history, after those of Visa Inc. and General Motors.

    Tuesday, as we reported, Facebook said it was responding to high demand for the shares with an increase in the expected price, to between $34 and $38 per share from the original estimate of $28 to $35.

    If the shares sell at the high end of the new range, Facebook would raise about $16 billion.

    As we've also reported, though, it's going to be next to impossible for small investors to get their hands on the stock at its initial offering price — and there's word that General Motors is going to stop advertising on the website because it questions the effectiveness of such ads.

    Related posts from our friends at Planet Money:

    -- Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd They Do?

    -- Is Facebook Worth $100 Billion?

    And from Tell Me More: Buying Facebook? Investing 101 For Newbies.

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    The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

    Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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    The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

    Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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    In North Philadelphia, 'The Best And Worst Of The City'

    Community activist and Clinton delegate Malcolm Kenyatta gives Michel Martin a tour of his neighborhood in North Philadelphia, where he was born and where he sees lessons for the Democratic Party.
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    Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

    It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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