In the News: Japan, Groupon, Diet Coke and more

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US announces Japan evacuation plan as more “heroic workers” battle radiation crisis.

Acura extends cross-promotion deal with W Hotels.

Amazon pressured to pay state sales taxes from brick-and-mortar retailers including Wal-Mart and Target.

Citi tops list of banks that received federal aid.

Coca-Cola sees Diet Coke overtake Diet Pepsi for the first time.

GE, eBay and Aflac ranked among the world’s “most ethical” companies.

Groupon said to discuss IPO with valuation of up to $25 billion.[more]

Lexus to launch branded entertainment series with MSN, as Cadillac does same with CNNmoney.com.

Morton’s steakhouse chain may seek a buyer.

NPR faces more funding pressure from House Republicans as broadcaster as Garrison Keillor announces retirement plan.

New York Times seeks release of four of its journalists in Libya, following other journalist arrests including three BBC staffers.

Pfizer investors push for spin-off of nutrition business.

Planters teams with Sports Illustrated for March Madness promotion.

Porsche sticks with stock-sale timetable.

Tata Motors turns to retailer Big Bazaar as new outlet.

Unilever sets out R&D drive.

Wal-Mart makes case for success in Chicago.

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