The three American giants are ready to pay as much as 3 to 4 million dollars for the purchase of Groupon.com. The website offers users daily deals on services like restaurants and theatres that are only valid if customers can get enough people to sign up.
Guns, guards and soldiers are everywhere. But so are markets and shoppers, who risk their lives crossing chaotic roads crammed with everything from trotting donkey carts to smart four-wheel drives and menacing military vehicles.
Without four-wheel drive, Manica's potholed dirt roads are a challenge, but thanks to a steady stream of illicit diamonds from neighbouring Zimbabwe, more and more people in the impoverished town in western Mozambique can afford one.
Scarlett O'Hara had her fair share of trials and tribulations in "Gone with the Wind," but nothing matched the problem she had in Washington this week: her bodice slid off at a charity catwalk 'Sweet Charity', showcasing edible outfits.
Many economists expect the U.S. recession to end in the second half of this year, but companies catering to consumers showed on Wednesday that the prolonged downturn and rising unemployment are taking a toll on business in the near term.