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Shhhh! (Facebook Is About To Go Public)

It's known as the quiet period — the SEC-mandated time before an initial public offering when a company's top officials have to avoid anything close to hype. And with Facebook's IPO expected next week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues are pretty much staying mum.
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New 'Fortune 500' List Shows Record Earnings

The new Fortune 500 list that chronicles the largest American corporations was released on Monday. Melissa Block talks with Andy Serwer, managing editor for Fortune magazine, about which companies made the list this year and what that says about the current state of the economy.
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What Do April's Job Numbers Mean?

Host Michel Martin discusses April's jobs report with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., head of the Congressional Black Caucus, and NPR's Business Editor Marilyn Geewax. Just 115,000 jobs were created, fewer than most economists expected, but the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent.
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'Seismic Shift' In Europe After French And Greek Elections

The election of Socialist Francois Hollande in France and the rejection of austerity policies in Greece raise serious questions about the future of the euro and the fate of the continent's economic union.
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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Computer Maker Lenovo To Expand Core Business

The world's second biggest maker of personal computers Lenovo Group has announced it will invest nearly $800 million over the next five years to build a mobile device facility in China. The company will develop and manufacture products like smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices to meet growing global demand.

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