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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:16 PM EDT, Tue May 15, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 16, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What media would you use to find information about a company's stock that you might want to buy?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who is the new president of France, and why is his election politically significant? What do you think he meant when he said that the challenge of his term is "recovery"?

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Why do you think that President Hollande immediately headed to Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel? How would you describe the current state of the European economy? What factors do you think are contributing to that state?

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What is an IPO? Why do private companies issue IPOs? According to the video: What kinds of work does a company have to do before it goes public? How is the price per share for an IPO determined? Are there any downsides to "going public"? Explain.

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What major social network site is expected to launch its IPO this week? If you had the money, would you buy stock in Facebook? Why or why not?

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Why do you think that many colleges ask high-profile individuals to speak at their graduations? What were some of the thoughts shared by the commencement speakers in the video?

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Have you ever heard a commencement message that connected with you? If so, share it with the class.

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