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Apr 2, 2012

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Groupon shares slid following a revision of its fourth quarter results, giving validation to earlier worries about the company. "Pink slime" is being named responsible for some bankruptcy claims and corporate layoffs. Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai has promised to revamp the company by combining "hardware with content," but will it work? The brand Cuties is using marketing to become synonymous with Mandarin oranges. And with Tax Day is two weeks from tomorrow, we hear about some Tax Day rituals.

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Groupon's accounting woes continue

Apr 2, 2012
Discount coupon site Groupon has hit another accounting rough patch. This time, investors are taking notice.

Sony tries over, with a new CEO

Apr 2, 2012
But can a change at the top reboot the ailing consumer electronics giant?

How Cuties marketed Mandarin oranges from fruit to brand

Apr 2, 2012
Smithsonian.com blogger Sarah Rich talks about how those little, seedless Mandarin oranges became a ubiquitous brand.

Atlantic City revels in new casino

Apr 2, 2012
Revel is the first casino to open in Atlantic City in nearly a decade. Will the $2.4 billion complex revive the city’s fortunes?

The Chapter 11 effect of 'pink slime'

Apr 2, 2012
There's been major trouble for the manufacturers of the controversial beef filler.

I 'heart' taxes

Apr 2, 2012
Commentator Melissa Chadburn says paying your taxes shows you value your community.

New social finance site for student loans

Apr 2, 2012
SoFi launches an experimental new, community-based student lending program that provides students with lower cost loans and school alumni with a unique investment opportunity.

Head of the General Services Administration resigns

Apr 2, 2012
The Washington Post reports Martha Johnson has stepped down after she spent $835,000 on an employee training conference in Las Vegas.

Interesting finds from the 1940 census data

Apr 2, 2012
The Census Bureau released data from the 1940 census this morning, and there were a few cool then-and-now comparisons to make.

Groupon shares slid following a revision of its fourth quarter results, giving validation to earlier worries about the company. “Pink slime” is being named responsible for some bankruptcy claims and corporate layoffs. Sony’s new CEO Kazuo Hirai has promised to revamp the company by combining “hardware with content,” but will it work? The brand Cuties is using marketing to become synonymous with Mandarin oranges. And with Tax Day is two weeks from tomorrow, we hear about some Tax Day rituals.

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