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  • Groupon and four other firms thrived in recession. Their secret?

    Groupon and four other firms thrived in recession. Their secret?

    Although the recession is technically over, many companies are still struggling to make up for lost profit, customers, and locations. But some companies have come out of the recession better than they went in, thanks to their adjustments to consumer demand and other smart business strategies. Here are five companies that have thrived despite the worst downturn since the Great Depression:

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  • Panera Bread lets diners 'pay what you can'

    Change Agent Panera Bread lets diners 'pay what you can'

    The café chain now has three 'Panera Cares' locations where people pay as much or little as they can afford. After one year, the idea seems to be working. 'People ... do the right thing,' says the company's founder.

  • Groupon and four other firms thrived in recession. Their secret?

    Groupon and four other firms thrived in recession. Their secret?

    Although the recession is technically over, many companies are still struggling to make up for lost profit, customers, and locations. But some companies have come out of the recession better than they went in, thanks to their adjustments to consumer demand and other smart business strategies. Here are five companies that have thrived despite the worst downturn since the Great Depression: