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In the News: TIME 100, Nokia, LVMH and more

Posted by Dale Buss on April 19, 2012 09:01 AM

In the News

Acura is under fire for casting of Super Bowl commercial starring Jerry Seinfeld.

American Airlines parent AMR outlines non-union cutbacks.

California Pizza Kitchen plans new prototype and brand renewal.

Citigroup faces executive-pay dilemma after shareholder vote.

Dick Clark's career celebrated as entertainment legend dies at 82.

eBay continues comeback, citing PayPal.Continue reading...

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In the News: Amazon, Sierra Club, Mad Men and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 3, 2012 09:05 AM

In the NewsAMR CEO defends job cuts at American Airlines.

AOL doubles down with investment in Huffington Post streaming TV network.

Apple dealt legal setback against Motorola, expands patent fight with Samsung.

Amazon could burn through its cash.

AstraZeneca plans to cut another 7,300 jobs.

Banana Republic brings back Mad Men collection with AMC.

Chipotle holds the line on pricing.

Chrysler re-launches in U.K. with Super Bowl spot on Sky.

Coca-Cola ties effort encouraging teens to Black History Month.Continue reading...

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In the News: American Airlines, Pfizer, GM and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 2, 2012 09:01 AM

In the News

American Airlines parent AMR plans to cut 13,000 jobs and pensions.

Apple's iPhone 5 may be coming in June.

Benetton family plans to take retailer private.

Deutsche Bank profit tumbles on European debt crisis.

Facebook sets stage for historic IPO as valuation game begins.

GM cancels half of upfront ad commitments in cost-cutting move.

Google responds to Microsoft criticism of privacy policies.Continue reading...

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In the News: Amazon, Volt, Harley-Davidson & more

Posted by Dale Buss on January 24, 2012 09:02 AM

In the News

AMR reassures employees on pensions.

Amazon builds Fire tablet on Android without Google apps.

Anheuser-Busch president steps down.

Apple aims to shore up financial results.

Callaway tries to lure young golfers with Justin Timberlake involvement.

Chesapeake Energy pulls back on gas drilling amid glut.

Conde Nast may be cooking up another "shelter" magazine.

GM deals with Volt mini-mutiny as some Chevy dealers spurn allocations of the car.Continue reading...

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In the News: P&G, Halliburton, Green Bay Packers and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 6, 2011 09:05 AM

In the News

American Airlines parent AMR may have to shrink.

Allstate ties in with Autism Speaks organization.

BP alleges that Halliburton destroyed evidence in Gulf of Mexico spill.

Coca-Cola drinks were tampered with, Chinese government claims.

ESPN gets knocked over soaring costs by cable-TV operators.

Flipboard launches app in China.

Ford begins search to replace CEO Alan Mulally ahead of his retirement.

Green Bay Packers sell "shares" in team.Continue reading...

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In the News: AT&T, Groupon, Maker's Mark and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 2, 2011 09:04 AM

In the News

American Airlines parent AMR bankruptcy could foist huge losses on key creditors.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs honored with exhibition highlighting his patents and trademarks.

AT&T blasts federal critique of T-Mobile deal, as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile deal with Carrier IQ privacy concerns.

Barnes & Noble continues to struggle financially with digital transition.

Chili's drives menu changes and sales with retrofit.

Disney raises dividend to highest level in 20 years.

Fiat closes plant as European demand falls.

GM offers to buy back Volt from owners.Continue reading...

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It’s the American Way: AA Parent Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Posted by Mark J. Miller on November 29, 2011 02:51 PM

Everybody is doing it. Delta did it. United Airlines did it. Continental and US Airways did it. And now it is American’s turn. AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, filed for Chapter 11 Tuesday in a federal bankruptcy court in New York. It is now restructuring its debt and costs in what is the second largest airline bankruptcy case since United.

The AA.com website today informs passengers that "American Airlines is flying normal schedules and conducting business as usual worldwide. Additional information about the Chapter 11 reorganization is available at www.aa.com/restructuring", while its social media team reassured concerned members of its loyalty program: "We intend to ensure all AAdvantage miles and Elite status earned by members remain secure and intact," with a link to an FAQ about the restructuring and AAdvantage.

While no flights have been canceled and no passengers to start worrying about their secret stash of frequent-flier miles or that the complimentary alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages will be removed from Admirals Clubs nationwide just yet, USA Today reports that the bankruptcy will eventually make for some differences for the employer of 88,000 people.Continue reading...

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In the News: Amazon, Boeing, McDonald's & more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 14, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Amazon aims to re-write tax policy for the internet era.

American Electric Power scraps plan for carbon capture at plant.

Australia carbon tax finds resistance.

Boeing clears tests of 787 Dreamliner with All Nippon Airways and meets with AMR to Airbus.

Borders on brink of liquidation.

Carrefour experiences weakening in profit.

Chrysler and Fiat merge management structure.Continue reading...

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