Microsoft's search engine just unveiled a flashy new makeover to compete with Google.
The decision by Eduardo Saverin before the IPO is seen as a move to limit his tax liabilities.
Facebook's offering looks like the end of this latest IPO frenzy because Twitter is still a long way away.
If you look past the hype, you'll see that some serious red flags merit scrutiny.
With pre-IPO shares going mostly to Wall Street's top clients, advisers are seeking alternative ways to be part of the action.
With the IPO two weeks away, here are some guidelines for determined buyers.
If you want to invest for the long term, it may make sense to wait -- maybe as long as six months after the stock's inevitable first-day pop.
Facebook's IPO may value the company at as much as $96 billion. The Dow falls 62. Energy shares lag the market. Growth in the services sector is slowing. Jobless claims fall. Green Mountain Coffee shares are crushed.
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