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The U.S. Day Ahead: Perhaps a peek at Facebook IPO details

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 03:00

Jan. 31 - Details of the long-awaited Facebook IPO could be revealed on Wednesday as the social media giant is expected to submit documents to the SEC.

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Period -- US stay ahead status update we could get details about what have the largest IPOs ever went FaceBook files paperwork with the FCC. The documents could come as early as Tuesday evening or Wednesday. And value the social network giant add up to 100. Billion dollars. Reuters correspondent Jonathan Weber says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen by many as the man to -- FaceBook through the offering. Clearly being a public company executives are large public company executives are very different challenge than what he's done up -- now. However he has been an extraordinary leader of a startup and in fact the success -- FaceBook is generally considered to be largely due to his talents. Meanwhile there's ski employment and manufacturing data that could get market's early direction. On happy ADP jobs report at 8:15 AM and the ISM and construction spending at ten. We also will get the latest from vehicle sales special attention that will be given to ADP. That's expected to come in at 185000. For January according to IFR and that's 30000 hired in the forecast does call. For private payroll gains in Friday's jobs report. -- -- takeover of NYSE Euronext could be next by EU authorities. Our regulatory ruling is expected on the nine billion dollar deal from European anti trust commissioners in the morning. Their concern about the impact on the derivatives market the outlook looks slump with a big boards keep exact giving it up to a 20% chance of success. We'll find out electronic arts is using the force or has joined the dark side when it reports its results after the close. It's not to see earnings rise did not three cents a share in the third quarter. But focus will be on its new online video game Star Wars the Old Republic it is the most expensive game EA has ever produced and Reuters tech correspondent -- out of baker says its performance could affect the company's share -- EA has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in this game and some analysts worry that companies too dependent on its success and are cutting their price targets. The software is also buggy and is causing some gamers to jump ship but Wall Street could be panic into quickly. And there are more earnings -- before the bell on the radar fourth quarter results from the likes of Chrysler -- NASDAQ Northrop Grumman and well well. Start -- -- the appliance maker has a high probability of missing its meager earnings estimate by an unlucky thirteen cents. And just one bad speaker it takes to the podium at 8:30 AM Philadelphia fed president Charles Plosser we'll get his outlook. He recently told CNBC the Fed's latest policy statement painted -- pessimistic picture of the economy. I'm not -- up there this is Reuters.

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The U.S. Day Ahead: Perhaps a peek at Facebook IPO details

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 03:00