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Facebook is going public this week, which means you can now buy stock in the company! Well, YOU can’t — the stocks are extremely sought after and you have to be pretty well-connected to get your hands on them. And let’s face facts — if you’re reading the MAD website, you’re probably not well-connected. (Hell, you’re lucky just to be internet-connected). So since we’ll never see one in person, we’re giving a sneak peek of what the actual stock certificates will look like!
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JPMorgan Chase, the country's largest bank, just announced they lost $2 billion, primarily in derivatives. Since no one on the face of the earth knows exactly what derivatives are, we suspect the bank is lying. We tasked esteemed New York Times economist Paul Krugman to get to the bottom of this financial debacle. He refused. So we made up this list.
Yesterday, North Carolina voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly approved an amendment to their state constitution banning same-sex marriage. To find out why, we took to the streets of the Tar Heel State and asked the people.
The CIA recently thwarted Al Qaeda’s plot to bring a bomb aboard a U.S.-bound airplane. Details are still emerging, but it’s been revealed that the device was a new kind of underwear bomb. (And we still hadn’t tried the old kind yet! This is just like the iPhone releases!) The whole story raises more questions than answers, however…
Over the weekend, The Avengers shattered all box office records, raking in over $200 million domestically. Why were so many Americans willing to shell out their hard-earned unemployment checks to go see a bunch of guys in Spandex blow up stuff? You don't have to be Batman to deduce that the reasons were many.