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Groupon sets IPO
Daily deals site Groupon
Starbucks gains on strong sales trends
Despite the tough economy, the coffee company's fourth-quarter profit popped, with an increase of 29% in net income. Starbucks
Is Google the new cable?
Internet giant Google
This move puts Google in direct competition with cable and satellite operators such as Comcast
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