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5 things to know: 5-31-12

By Kim Fulscher ·
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Good morning! Here are five things to know today.

1. Hurricane season is just about here, and you can celebrate with a can of Spam and bottled water over a flashlight dinner. Are you prepared?

2. Holy mortgages, Batman! You thought they couldn't go much further down, but mortgage rates surprised with a 3.94 percent 30-year fixed rate, according to our weekly survey.

3. Don't just sit there drooling. Find out how you can pounce on that eye-popping mortgage rate.

4. Do you want free beer, naps and no set schedule at work? (Don't we all?) These companies will give you that -- and more.

5. You think Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook status might say something like, "Made a few billion today. Just adopted a dual share class structure, you guys!"

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