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Congress to America: Sorry. Gone Fishin'

Did you lose money on last month's Facebook IPO? How about on Groupon or Zynga? Perhaps something seemed a little off when you logged on to your brokerage account and either couldn't place an order or couldn't get confirmation that your order was placed? Congress couldn't care less.

Did Facebook Ruin the IPO Party for Everyone Else?

After Facebook's belly flop of an IPO, the next major dot-com slated to go public -- popular travel website Kayak -- is slowing down. And its not just Kayak: Twitter, LivingSocial and several others are now in an IPO holding pattern too.

Sell in May and Go Away: Stocks Close Dismal Month

With a disappointing finish on Thursday, the stock market closed what was by some measures its worst month in two years. Over five dismal weeks, Facebook fizzled, a debt crisis in Europe loomed, and nobody was in the mood to buy.

The Shocking Story of What Really Happened Inside Facebook's IPO

First, we learned Facebook's IPO underwriters had cut their estimates for the company in the middle of the IPO roadshow. What we didn't know was why. Now we know. The analysts cut their estimates because a Facebook exec who knew the business was weak told them to.

What Mark Zuckerberg Can Learn From Ben and Jerry

Facebook's first few days as a public company have been a rocky road. Moving ahead, Mark Zuckerberg would do well to recall the lesson of two other iconoclastic company founders: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. The tale of Ben & Jerry bears a bracing similarity to his own.

Facebook's IPO Debacle, Day 3: Un-Friended and Dis-Liked on Wall St.

Facebook has ended its third trading day and the world is falling apart -- again. The stock closed Tuesday at $31, down 19% from the $38 IPO price, lead underwriter Morgan Stanley is under fire, the SEC is ready to investigate, and analysts are blaming everyone. Oh, and the fundamentals? Those haven't changed a bit.

5 Companies Getting Burned By Facebook

Forget how Facebook is beating up its IPO investors: The social network is still giving many other publicly traded companies fits. And these five in particular are seeing their business models take a hit at Facebook's expense.

Morgan Stanley Cut Facebook's Forecast, Then Boosted Its IPO

After all the finger pointing over Facebook's rapid share price decline, there is one factor that should have served as warning. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, cut earnings estimates in the lead-up to the IPO -- while expanding its size and raising its price.

Why Facebook's Falling Share Price Really Doesn't Matter

On Monday, Facebook's stock fell from its IPO price of $38 to a low of (as of this writing) $33.60. So what? Nobody who actually paid attention to Facebook's statements before the IPO should be surprised by this latest turn, or even worried. Here's why:

28 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook

For your reading pleasure while you watch the roller coaster ride of Facebook's Friday trading debut, here's a list of facts about the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that aren't widely known.

GM Had 1,999 Reasons to Crash Facebook's IPO Party

GM's ill-timed announcement that it will no longer advertise on Facebook should come as no surprise. The site is popular. Its paid ads aren't. Only about 1 in every 2,000 ad impressions on the social media giant received clicks for advertisers.

Facebook Boosts Size of IPO by 25% in Light of Investor Demand

Facebook insiders will be unloading more of their shares in the initial public offering, the company said Wednesday, as they take advantage of investor demand. The entire increase comes from insiders and early investors, so the company won't benefit from the additional sales.

Can't Get a Piece of the Facebook IPO? Lucky You!

Don't feel bad that you aren't one of those lucky, well-connected investors who gets to buy into Facebook's IPO this week. Those buyers may look lucky when the likely initial price pop happens. But odds are, the pop will be followed by a drop.

Facebook CEO Turns 28, IPO Could Be $100B Gift

He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO. Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever.

How to Buy One Share of Facebook Stock

For those who want to own just one ceremonial share of a company, there are websites that specialize in "one share" transactions. The operators of those sites say they expect Facebook to become one of their most popular stocks once it begins trading publicly.

Facebook in Your Mutual Fund? It Could Be Soon

Ask people what they think about Facebook, and you're likely to hear everything from "It's a terrific way to connect with friends and family," to "It's a colossal drain on time and productivity." Soon, you could start getting a third response: It's a big investment opportunity.

What Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie Is Really Saying to Wall Street

At the kickoff roadshow lunch for Facebook's IPO this week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed up in a hoodie. This caused no end of Wall Street squawking about his alleged immaturity, and a backlash of squawking about pretentious analysts. So, who's right? Wall Street or Silicon Valley?