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Business News Archive - May 30, 2012

Facebook Slump Continues As Shares Close Below $29

Shares of Facebook’s stock plunged nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, closing at $28.84, a 24 percent fall since the company’s initial public offering at a price of $38 per share on May 18.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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