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NEW YORK CITY (AFP) – Social networking giant Facebook Wednesday reached and then exceeded its 2012 IPO price of $38 a share for the first time since the company’s May 2012 initial public offering.

Shortly after the market opened at 1330 GMT, Facebook traded at $38.12, up 49 cents or 1.3 percent. The company’s IPO was priced at $38 a share. Facebook has only closed above $38 a share one time: its first day on the markets.

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Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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