Alibaba, China’s king of Web retail, opens at $92.70 in surging market debut

China’s massive Alibaba Group started selling shares to the public late Friday morning for prices far higher than expected, clinching the biggest stock debut in history.

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    Biggest stock debut in history for Alibaba

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