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Groupon and On


WWeek adds more fuel to the "Cult of Groupon" fire with a cover story exploring how the online discount site "crushes" local businesses. Among the restaurant owners with complaints: Posies Cafe's Jessie Burke (whose displeasure with her Groupon experience has been well-documented) and Eat: An Oyster Bar's Ethan Powell, who once "had a Groupon thrown in his face by a customer after he declined to let the man redeem the same gift certificate twice." [WW]