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Good day, bad day: April 9, 2012
Ikea extends its reach into real estate, while Nicolas Sarkozy says non to a signature French food — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
No cheese, please: French President Nicolas Sarkozy is stirring up controversy by banning after-dinner cheese in his own home in the name of health.
No cheese, please: French President Nicolas Sarkozy is stirring up controversy by banning after-dinner cheese in his own home in the name of health.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Going in for the kill
Mattel introduces a Katniss Everdeen Barbie, modeled after the fearless, tomboyish heroine in The Hunger Games. [Entertainment Weekly]

Chillin' expansively
Eighteen-year-old Justin Bieber buys his first house, a 9,000-square-foot mansion, for $6 million. [The Stir]

Swedish balls
In a gutsy move, Ikea announces plans to build a 27-acre neighborhood on the outskirts of London. [BuzzFeed]

BAD DAY FOR:

The gold-digger stereotype
Women are now more likely to marry a man beneath them in status than they are to "marry up," according to a new study. [Newser]

Appetizing television
Angry Greek protesters throw yogurt and eggs at a local newscaster as he interviews the spokesman for a far-right political organization. [Huffington Post

Fromage-fond Frenchmen
Health-conscious French President Nicolas Sarkozy eliminates the traditional post-meal cheese course in his home. [TIME]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: April 5, 2012 

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