- Companies were hiring like the dickens in December, offering the gift of employment to 297,000 Americans, according to payroll company Automatic Data Processing. The U.S. government releases its own more broadly accepted numbers Friday, but still — jobs! [Reuters]
- Even though hardly anyone knows anything about Facebook as a business (like what its finances look like or how it goes about its business), Goldman Sachs has gotten so many orders for shares in the social-networking site that it has had to essentially put a “sold out” sign at its little kiosk that sells Facebook shares. [FT]
- With all the hubbub around Facebook, another social networking site called LinkedIn, is planning an initial public offering. LinkedIn is also known as “the less fun, harder-to-use Facebook for professionals.” Get while it’s good, LinkedIn! [NYT]
- Worldwide food prices hit record highs in December, according to the United Nations. Maybe we will get to add a global famine to the ever-expanding list of brain-teasers for the international community to solve. [WSJ]
- Perhaps the worst is over when it comes to Bank of America getting beaten up, kicked in the teeth and otherwise mutilated by the foreclosure crisis, Wikileaks and other conundra. [Barron's]
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