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Google Files to Offer Public Stock

Google Inc., the company behind the Internet's most popular search engine, files its long-awaited plans for an initial public offering. The prospect of a Google IPO has kept Silicon Valley abuzz all year. Google said it expects to raise $2.7 billion through the stock sale, but the first day of trading is likely months away. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.

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Elaine Korry is an NPR contributor based in San Francisco. From August 2004-June 2007 she worked as an NPR senior reporter covering social policy for NPR, with a focus on education, and on the lives of the nation's most vulnerable citizens — the homeless, those living in poverty, working in low wage positions, and trying to find their way to a more stable life.