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The Poop On Groupon

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Well, Groupon has been getting mauled all day. One can only imagine the emotional trauma suffered after the close yesterday by those long the stock, long the calls, short the puts – – – you name it. Because, for a while there, GRPN was soaring sky-high after earnings were announced. You can picture Groupon bulls chest-bumping and high-fiving, while bears opened up a fresh pack of razor blades. But hold the phone – – soon thereafter (again, after hours, where no options trading can take place) the stock began a free-fall. So the groups switched sides with respect do who was high-fiving and who was thrice-slicing. (more…)

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