This is the first in a series of weekly link roundups of links we found particularly interesting over the past week or so. Hopefully our readers will find these links helpful in catching up on news they may have missed. If you have a link you think should be included, share it in the comments!

Groupon jumps 17% on narrowing losses

“Daily deals company Groupon on Monday reported narrowing losses and better-than-expected sales, giving investors hope that the company can steady its ship [...]“

Graph: Student Debt at Colleges and Universities Across the Nation 

“The average amount of debt that students have at graduation has increased at a vast majority of colleges and universities in the United States, according to data compiled by an advocacy group, the Institute for College Access and Success. The data on student debt is self-reported by the schools, and many institutions don’t participate. Other figures, like graduation rates, come from the Education Department.”

Steve Ballmer named Worst CEO by Forbes

“Without a doubt, Mr. Ballmer is the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today.  Not only has he singlehandedly steered Microsoft out of some of the fastest growing [...]“

Groupon makes first profit, shares surge

“Groupon Inc. posted its first quarterly profit by reining in marketing spending and signing up more customers and merchants, sending its stock about 18 percent higher.”

The RIAA Claimed LimeWire Owed Them 72 TRILLION Dollars

“The RIAA believes filesharing site LimeWire owes them an estimated $72 trillion dollars, according to You read right. That’s trillion with a ‘t.’ “

Banking giant predicts ‘Greece will leave eurozone on New Year’s Day’ as EU politicians feud over euro crisis

“Greece will drop out of the eurozone on 1 January 2013 and reinstate the drachma: that was the prediction today from banking giant Citigroup.”

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

“Check out these recommended reads—10 books every new entrepreneur should take a look through:”

BREAKING: Facebook Bankers Cut Earnings Forecast During Facebook IPO Roadshow

“Yea, not cool. This type of asymmetric information is a primary reason we started SprinkleBit. It’s simply not fair that institutional investors should get to cut in line ahead of retail investors. If this information was only passed on to some clients, it should have been passed on to everyone. Period.”

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