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NFL Executive Talks Stadium In Minneapolis

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Talks over a possible new Vikings football stadium continued on Friday morning when Governor Mark Dayton met with NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell.

Goodell's visit comes after the abandonment of the Arden Hills stadium plan and amid the push for a downtown Minneapolis plan.

NFL executives told KSTP channel 5
that the visit was not a threat, but a way to communicate the outcome of a failed stadium deal in Minnesota.

Goodell told KARE 11
and other news crews on Friday, "The Wilfs are frustrated, but they are committed to this community. They want to be here. But they recognize for them to continue to operate here successfully and to field a competitive team, they need to get the new stadium."

Howard Theatre In D.C. Returns After Hiatus

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Historic Howard Theater in Washington D.C. is set to reopen on Monday after a vacancy stretching back to the 80s with a performance by local rapper Wale.

Renovations to the theater totaling $29 million centered on restoring the appearance it had in 1910, reported the Washington Post.

The Washington Post also reported the renovations included removal of the old theater style seats and added black-walnut walls, 200-inch HD screens and VIP areas.

Referred to as "Black Broadway" the theater hosted acts like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, reported NPR.

Groupon Reports Lower Revenue In Q4

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Revised financial results for Groupon Inc. released on Friday showed a $14.3 million decrease in revenue.

After the reassessment Groupon's quarterly revenue lowered by $14.3 billion, or about 4 cents per share, reported the Associated Press.

Groupon Inc. told the Chicago Tribune that it did not set aside enough money for customer refunds, causing the decrease in revenue.

The Mr. Behind Mr. Coffee Dies

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Samuel Glazer, co-founder of the company that brought the world the automatic drip coffee machine, died on March 12 at 89.

He died from complications from leukemia, his wife, Jeanne told The New York Times.

Glazer served in the Army in World War II and afterwards started the precursor to Mr. Coffee, a garage door business, with Mr. Coffee co-founder Vincent Marotta.

Glazer's and Marotta's company North American Systems sold in 1987 for $182 million, reported the Associated Press.

Obama praises his bailout of the auto industry

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Amid the republican primary in Michigan on February 28th, President Obama praised his administrations bailout of the auto industry at the United Auto Workers Conference.

A crowd of 1,600 people gathered at the conference to hear Obama speak said David Nakamura of the Washington Post.

The president took the opportunity to slam Mitt Romney for the Op-Ed article he wrote titled "Let Detriot Go Backrupt", saying if things were handled how Romney wanted Detroit would be worse off today reported Helene Cooper of the New York Times.

Crowd members booed when the president brought up the article reported the New York Times.

These allegations do not come unsupported. Sales of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler could reach over 14 million this year, above 2011 sales of 12.8 million, reported the Associated Press.

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