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Facebook files for $5 billion IPO

Facebook files for $5 billion IPO

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Facebook filed for a $5 billion initial public offering (IPO) just after 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. The company said in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will use the ticker symbol "FB" and detailed its offerings for advertisers and marketers.

Facebook expected to file for IPO today

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Facebook is widely expected to file a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after the markets close on Feb. 1, the first step in going public, according to multiple reports that cite sources familiar with the matter.

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