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In the News: Starbucks, Hanes, Time Inc. and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 24, 2013 09:21 AM

In the News

Starbucks teams with Groupe Danone to market new yogurt line.

HanesBrands buys Maidenform.

Time Inc. may look to further spinoffs.

Aereo targets 25 percent of TV users.

Apple is boosted by strong iPhone sales despite profit dip.

Boeing sees profit rise on strong aircraft sales as it awaits EU directive on Dreamliner safety.

Cadillac plans to rest its laurels in logo redesign, report says.

Carl's Jr. rolls out Pop Tarts ice-cream sandwich system-wide.

Caterpillar cuts outlook.

Daimler eyes recovery in Europe.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple, Microsoft, Starbucks and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 16, 2013 09:16 AM

In the News

Apple in talks to acquire sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect.

Microsoft Surface smart watch will launch in 2014, reports say. 

Starbucks is sued by deaf customers who say they're mocked.

AT&T offers option to forego wireless contract.

Baidu to buy mobile-apps store for $1.9 billion.

Boeing sees focus on transmitter in 787 fire probe.

Chevrolet goes extra long to sponsor Home Run Derby for Major League Baseball.

Christie's to hold first sale in India.

Coca-Cola sees poor weather weigh on revenue.Continue reading...

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In the News: Hulu, Sears, Microsoft and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 15, 2013 09:12 AM

In the News

Hulu rejects all takeover bids as owners commit to bigger investment in service.

Sears focuses on "omnichannel" shopping in last-ditch bid.

Microsoft cuts price of Surface RT by up to 30 percent.

Apple vows to aid investigation into death of Chinese woman who may have been electrocuted by iPhone 5

Boeing sees lithium-ion battery systems escape blame in 787 fire at Heathrow.

Boost Mobile promotes "shrinking payment" feature.

Citigroup sees 41 percent increase in Q2 earnings. 

Four Loko owner doubles down on distributing new products.

GlaxoSmithKline bribery allegations are detailed by Chinese.

HP names former CEOs of McDonald's, Liberty Media to its board. 

IMAX expands in Asia.Continue reading...

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In the News: Samsung, Asics, Roxy and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 8, 2013 09:31 AM

In the News

Samsung misses second quarter forecast as analysts fear smartphone brand has peaked (if not in Asia).

Asics tightens factory oversight in Cambodia after accident.

Roxy under fire for sexualizing female surfers in new campaign. 

Alcoa faces hard decisions on aluminum capacity.

America Movil invests $40 million in Shazam music app.

Apple plans to stream Time Warner Cable channels on TV.

Asiana Airlines plane likely experienced pilot error as Boeing jet crash parsed.

BMW maintains US sales lead over rivals in June.Continue reading...

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In the News: 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Susan G. Komen Foundation and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 18, 2013 09:27 AM

In the News

7-Eleven franchisees are accused by feds in immigrant exploitation scheme.

Starbucks to start displaying calorie counts on menus later this month.

Susan G. Komen Foundation names new CEO. 

3M adds new products to its healthcare line. 

AOL nears profitability in Patch bet on local news.

AT&T introduces solar-powered charging stations.

Boeing signs customers for stretch 787, Airbus also gets order for A380 and Embraer gets big launch order for jets from SkyWest.

Cheesecake Factory returns to growth mode.

Chrysler sees key deadline near in Jeep-recall dispute with US government.Continue reading...

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In the News: KFC, Honest Tea, Myspace and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 13, 2013 09:16 AM

In the News

KFC drags down May results for Yum! Brands in China.

Honest Tea predicts over $100 million in sales in 2013.

Myspace runs first TV ad in revival bid.

Airbus takeoff of A350 pressures Boeing.

Amazon's Kindle debuts in India

Apollo Tyres of India buys Cooper Tires for $2.5 billion.

Audi develops "road frustration index" as it sees new sedan variant becoming best-selling version of its A3.

BMW is sued by US over criminal background checks in hiring.

Burger King faces PR mess in razor-blade mishap.

Cosi CEO resigns.

ESPN pulls plug on 3-D channel.Continue reading...

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In the News: Lululemon, Mondelez, Google and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 11, 2013 09:16 AM

In the News

Lululemon CEO steps down.

Mondelez to launch coffee pods for rival Nespresso machine. 

Google cuts illegal drug site search ads and videos.

Adidas sued by church over Adizero trademark. 

American Airlines unveils post-merger top management team.

Apple allows iTunes Radio users to pay to avoid ads.

Boeing sees no jet bubble.

CBC apologizes for botched national radio rebranding

Citibank could face $7 billion loss on currency swings, analyst says.

Comcast beefs up in-home Wi-Fi.

Dole Food gets buyout offer from CEO.Continue reading...

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In the News: Ford, KKR, Nasdaq and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 30, 2013 09:26 AM

In the News

Ford joins European car-sharing sector as demand surges.

KKR lands former general David Petraeus for private-equity firm.

Nasdaq to pay $10 million fine for botched Facebook IPO.

Airbus and Boeing split a $17-million widebody-jet purchase by Singapore Airlines.

Apple shifts supply chain away from Foxconn to Pegatron.

Associated Press and New York Times resist meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder on leaks investigations.

BMW will recruit trainees from Spain's pool of young jobless.

Carnival Cruise Line launches ad-agency review.Continue reading...

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