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The Waiting May Be Almost Over For Facebook IPO

Facebook will file the paperwork on Wednesday for what's widely expected to be one of the biggest initial public stock offering debuts, according to The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Facebook could raise as much as $10 billion. A Facebook IPO was rumored for much of last year, but the company's been tight-lipped.
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EU Struggles To Solve Greek Debt Crisis

Greek officials have been working with private lenders to try to reduce their debt-load. Meanwhile European Union officials are in Brussels to deal with the financial crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, an editor at The Economist, for an update on the crisis.
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Tennessee Gov. Haslam Proposes Modest Tax Cuts

With no income tax, Tennessee lives and dies by the sales tax. Revenues have increased each of the last 21 months, but the budget still isn't where it was five years ago. Still, Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed lowering the tax on food and trimming back the estate tax.
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UPS Driver Honored For Accident-Free Career

Ron Sowder has driven delivery trucks and tractor trailers for UPS for 50 years. Last week, UPS honored Sowder for driving all that time without an accident.
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'Consent' Asks: Who Owns The Internet?

In Consent of the Networked, Rebecca MacKinnon investigates how the governments and corporations that control the digital world can impinge on civil liberties.
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Employees To Face 'Term Limits' At Casino

A new casino set to open in Atlantic City has announced it will set term limits for its front-line staff. When employees' terms run out, they'll have to go through the hiring process again. The casino says the policy will keep service fresh. Others say the company is taking advantage of a tough job market.
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Public Or Private: Keeping Google From Being 'Evil'

Google announced plans to adjust its privacy policy in order to allow the company to merge user data across email, social networking and other services. This has raised eyebrows in the tech community and even in Congress. So what exactly are the problems, and potential benefits, for this change in the policy of one of the world's largest tech companies?
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Real-Time Frustration Over Twitter's New Policy

This past week, the social media network Twitter announced it would begin removing messages from its service within specific countries if asked to do so by one of those countries. The move sparked complaints of censorship from some of its users. Host Rachel Martin has more.

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