Is Oprah's Endorsement A Blessing Or Curse For Small Businesses?

05/23/2011 04:34 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2011
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Chicago's pondering life without Oprah--or at least without her show--as Oprah wraps up her talk show this week after 25 years. She'll also be shutting down an economic engine.

Over the years, Oprah's shared her Favorite Things - usually food - and plucked hundreds of businesses out of obscurity.

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