Customers test IPads, on April 4, 2012 at an Apple retail store inside the Confluence shopping centre in Lyon, on the day of its inauguration.
Customers test IPads, on April 4, 2012 at an Apple retail store inside the Confluence shopping centre in Lyon, on the day of its inauguration. - 
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First up, we talk to Susan Schmidt, Managing Director at Mesirow Financial in Chicago about signs that the U.S. economy is gathering strength. And it's been the man-bites-dog business story of the summer: the company where they employees didn't loath the boss, they liked him to the point they effectively shut down the business after he was ousted in a family feud for control. Today, at the New England grocery chain Market Basket, those employees and supportive customers got what they were looking for. Arthur T. Demoulis is coming back as CEO after his reported $1.5 billion buyout offer was accepted. Plus, how about an iPad the size of a bathroom mirror? Published reports suggest that what may be on the way is a 13-incher, big as a modest laptop. 

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