CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 2, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of telling a news story using the "Magic Wall" seen in today's program?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is an IPO? Why might a company want to go public? What do you think might be the pros and cons of being a public versus private company? What do you think are the benefits and risks for an individual who buys stock in a public company? What have experts predicted with regard to a possible Facebook IPO? Why do you think that the Securities and Exchange Commission forces some companies to go public?
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Who currently has the most delegates in the Republican presidential race? What hypothetical scenarios does CNN's John King present with regard to future primaries and caucuses? What kinds of information do you think could be used to try to predict which candidate will win a particular state's contest?
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Who is Punxsutawney Phil? Why do you think that people once used animals to predict the weather? Can you see benefits to using them today? Why or why not?
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