Groupon CEO willing to fire himself

Groupon CEO willing to fire himself

 Chicago Tribune: As share prices plummet, Groupon Chief Executive Andrew Mason says he would step down if necessary.

Mason's performance at the helm will come under scrutiny from his board of directors during a regular board meeting Thursday. He said he believed the board was comfortable with his strategy.

Shares in the company, once touted as innovating local business advertising through the marketing of Internet discounts on everything from spa treatments to dining, surged 8 percent to $4.25 in the afternoon.

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