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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Stock Upgraded to 'Recovering'

Groupon Stock Upgraded to 'Recovering'

Groupon’s March quarter was better than expected — to the tune of the stock now hovering around $7.50. As Mashable crunches the numbers, “most of that revenue growth came from North America, where sales... Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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By Zack Price, Edited by: David Wolinsky

In Defense of Andrew Mason and Daily Deals Model

In Defense of Andrew Mason and Daily Deals Model

This blog is my campaign to free Andrew Mason from all the criticism levied against him and to crown him the Startup King of Chicago. After all, he turned the basic idea of group-buying discounts into a... Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Groupon Goods VP and GM Quitting May Not Indicate Much of Anything

Why Groupon Goods VP and GM Quitting May Not Indicate Much of Anything

The shake-ups at the daily-deal giant continue: Faisal Masud, Groupon’s VP and GM of Groupon Goods, will be leaving the company by the end of the month. Where he’s leaving for hasn’t yet been disclosed or... Read »

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon’s PR Evangelist Out, Stock Inches Up

Groupon’s PR Evangelist Out, Stock Inches Up

There have obviously been a lot of big shake-ups at Groupon this year. While Andrew Mason’s exit signified the start of a new era for the company, Director of Communications Julie Mossler’s just-announced... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Can Groupon's Wins Outweigh Its Losses?

Can Groupon's Wins Outweigh Its Losses?

I received an email this morning from Groupon notifying me that the daily deals company has "garnered top honors at the 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards for the category of Best POS Transformation."... Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How’s Groupon Been Doing?

How’s Groupon Been Doing?

There hasn’t been a big spike in people talking about Groupon since Andrew Mason was fired a few weeks ago and that makes sense: The company’s in that quiet period of planning its next moves, right? Maybe. It... Read »

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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By Amanda Bonafiglia

Groupon Shares Up 13.3 Percent

Groupon Shares Up 13.3 Percent

The stock gained 19 cents to $4.72 in after-hours trading Thursday and has risen 13.3 percent to $4.95 during afternoon trading Friday. Read »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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By Barbara Ortutay

Groupon Ousts CEO Andrew Mason

Groupon Ousts CEO Andrew Mason

In a refreshingly candid memo to staff, Mason admitted he "failed at this part of the journey" and said Groupon's employees "deserve the outside world to give you a second chance. I'm getting in the way of that.... Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Ups and Downs Persist into 2013

Groupon's Ups and Downs Persist into 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve checked back in with Groupon and for good reason: Seemingly, the deals site has been on a roller coaster of the same things happening over and over again. Some individual somewhere... Read »

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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By David Wolinsky

CEO: Groupon Still 'A Local E-Commerce Company'

CEO: Groupon Still 'A Local E-Commerce Company'

For all its twists and turns, ups and downs and iterations and permutations, Groupon CEO still sees his company pretty much the way it originally started. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

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Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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