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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The U.S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October. President Barack Obama apologizes to Americans for not doing enough to protect people from having their insurance policies cancelled under the Affordable Care Act. The Senate passes legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees. Republican Chris Christie is reelected governor of New Jersey, and speculation heats up over his prospects for a presidential run. And Twitter makes its Wall Street debut. Guest host Katty Kay and a panel of journalists discuss the week in news.

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Twitter began trading on the stock exchange this week, rising from its initial public offering of $26 per share to $45 per share. "It shows Wall Street is still hungry for those Silicon Valley inventors," Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News said. Damian Paletta of The Wall Street Journal explained how the Twitter IPO was different from Facebook's. Chris Frates of CNN cautioned against a tech bubble.

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