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Average Investors Share Facebook Feelings

Early investors like investment banks and venture capitalists already own shares of Facebook. Some are even starting to sell. Now small investors get their chance to buy with Friday's IPO. NPR's Sonari Glinton checks in with a few of them on the first day of trading.
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What To Expect In Facebook's Future

Facebook's culture and the nature of its business will inevitably change after it goes public. Its finances will be much more open to scrutiny. NPR's Steve Henn tells host Scott Simon that because founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns so much of Facebook's stock, he will continue to have significant autonomy from Wall Street's demands.
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The Future Of Web Searching

We explore the fast-changing world of Web search technology and how we're likely to find information in the future.

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What Happened When JPMorgan Realized Huge Loss?

Robert Siegel talks to Monica Langley of the Wall Street Journal about her piece, "Inside J.P. Morgan's Blunder." She investigated what went on behind the scenes as the bank faced billions of dollars in losses through failed investments.
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Facebook The Largest Internet IPO In History

Investors snapped up Facebook shares on a much hyped and tumultuous first day of trading. Mark Zuckerberg got it all started by ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq. Then a glitch delayed trading by half an hour. The IPO put Facebook's market value at over $100 billion — more than McDonald's or Amazon.
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As More Move To Cities, A New Take On Urban Design

With 7 billion people expected to live in urban centers by 2050, the stakes are enormous for building them right. There are many things to think about — traffic, trash, water, connectivity and more. Whether you're a new mega city being built in Saudi Arabia or old Liverpool trying to rejuvenate yourself, you face a lot of the same issues. Hundreds of mayors, private sector actors, think tanks and citizens groups convened in Paris this week to share ideas.

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