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Good day, bad day: May 10, 2012
JC Penney's brand gets an unexpected boost, while a Florida teacher is in trouble for shaming students  — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Protests against JC Penney ads featuring lesbian moms and their children have actually bolstered opinion of the brand.
Protests against JC Penney ads featuring lesbian moms and their children have actually bolstered opinion of the brand.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Reverse psychology
New research finds that protests against JC Penney ads featuring lesbian moms and their children have actually bolstered customers' opinion of the brand. [Business Insider]

Sleeping with the fishes
A contracting firm releases its plans for a super-luxurious underwater hotel in Dubai. [The Daily What]

Immediate payoffs
The Obama campaign raises $1 million in the first 90 minutes after the president publicly endorses gay marriage. [BuzzFeed]

BAD DAY FOR:

Blemishing the historical record
A Ferrari leaves skid marks on a 600-year-old wall in China while performing a publicity stunt atop the Ming Dynasty-era monument. [TIME]

Freedom-referencing milestones
New York's One World Trade Center may not reach its planned (and symbolic) height of 1,776 feet thanks to a decision to eliminate the cladding that would have surrounded its mast. [Gothamist

Treating class clowns like dogs
A Florida high school teacher is in hot water for forcing misbehaving students to wear a bulky plastic collar called "the cone of shame."[Opposing Views]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 9, 2012

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