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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

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Baltimore The Octopus Project
Tilted Christine and the Queens
Down With Disease Phish
The Key Johnny Jewel

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

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Dreams The Cranberries
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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

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Que Se Sepa Stretch & Bobbito and the M19s
Home LCD Soundsystem
On the Subway Roger Joseph Manning Jr. & Brian Reitzell
Forgotten Summer Futurecop!
Sophie Small Black
All Mirrors Angel Olsen
Small Victories The Lemon Twigs
Depreston Courtney Barnett
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3 Years In, 'A Very Stable Genius' Authors Say Trump Decisions Are 'More Chaotic'

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Spinball Calexico
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Babylon David Gray
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