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Groupon Looks to Raise Funds After Spurning Google Bid

Groupon, the online social coupon site launched in 2008, is looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in expansion-related funding after rejecting a bid from search giant Google worth as much as $6 billion, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the process.

What's at Stake in the Census 2010 Count? Plenty

The U.S. Census Bureau is pushing residents to mail Census 2010 forms back ahead of the April 1 deadline. States could stand to lose an average of $1,400 for each person not counted and taxpayers could lose $1.5 billion in costs associated with tracking down those who fail to send in the forms by mail.