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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Plummets Despite Q2 Profit

Groupon's Stock Plummets Despite Q2 Profit

On Monday, Groupon reported its Q2 earnings and it included an honest-to-God profit. By the end of the day, and continuing through to Tuesday, though, Groupon's stock continued to free-fall. At press time, it's... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Groupon Dead?

Is Groupon Dead?

The media has called it. Time of death: July 31, around lunchtime or so, Groupon has begun taking its final breaths. The company, whose stock is at $6.42 at press time, has been described as having a "demise" by... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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By Lindsay Smith

Groupon Back-to-School Kits Selling Quickly

Groupon Back-to-School Kits Selling Quickly

Groupon and the Chicago Public School system's Kits for Kidz campaign sold almost as many back to school kits in just two days as they did during the entire 2011 program, CPS officials announced Tuesday. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Draws Ire in South Africa, Confusion Elsewhere

Groupon Draws Ire in South Africa, Confusion Elsewhere

According to The Next Web, Groupon is going through a self-imposed "quiet period," that, unlike its Securities and Exchange Commission-imposed quiet period, the company is actually honoring. This was revealed at... Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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By Steve Robinson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Merchants Can Win with Daily Deals

How Merchants Can Win with Daily Deals

If you’ve got a touch of daily deals malaise, you're not alone. Both merchants and consumers who were bullish on the concept are now a bit jaded about the category. You can’t blame them when you hear stories of... Read »

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Is it Curtains for Groupon?

Is it Curtains for Groupon?

Groupon's stock is at $7.30, which, well ain't exactly great. Even objectively speaking, if you were thinking of scooping up a bunch of Groupon stock, how confident would you be that the company will weather... Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Storms Loop with Interactive Machines

Groupon Storms Loop with Interactive Machines

The site of the polarizing Marilyn Monroe statue -- you could see her underwear if you're perverted enough to look! -- is slated to become the home of another tribute to another polarizing behemoth: Groupon.... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Calls in Some Backup at Closed-Door Shareholders Meeting

Groupon Calls in Some Backup at Closed-Door Shareholders Meeting

Tuesday was Groupon's first shareholders' meeting, and all that's really known so far is that the company elected two new board members with sizable financial prowess and expertise. Joining the fold now are... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Groupon to Offer Discounted 3-Day CTA Passes

The Chicago Transit Authority joined forces with Groupon this summer to offer discounted three-day passes, a potential win for all involved. The CTA's first-ever partnership with a daily deals site means an... Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Taste of Chicago Tickets on Sale

Taste of Chicago Tickets on Sale

Groupon exclusively offering concert and specialty dining tickets. 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.

Food Business

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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