Posted by Dale Buss on May 2, 2014 09:14 AM
Apple, Facebook lead Big Tech brands fighting data requests as White House panel calls for big data reforms to protect privacy.
AstraZeneca rejects raised bid by Pfizer as "inadequate."
Avon reaches settlement of bribery probe.
Bayer eyes Merck’s OTC consumer business.
Burberry officially has a new CEO in Christopher Bailey as Angela Ahrendts takes retail reins at Apple.
Coca-Cola pressured by Warren Buffett on executive pay.
Exxon sticks with Russia drilling despite geopolitical tensions.
Fiat faces tough turnaround in Europe.
GM recalls 50,000 Cadillac SUVs, returns to bankruptcy court to fend off suits.
News Corp. acquires Harlequin Books for HarperCollins.
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Posted by Dale Buss on March 10, 2014 09:32 AM
Google looks to repeat Android success with wearable devices.
Instagram inks ad deal with Omnicom worth up to $100 million.
MasterCard and Visa form payment-security group.
AT&T and T-Mobile rejigger wireless prices.
American Airlines and JetBlue end sales partnership.
Biomet files for IPO.
Boeing inspects undelivered Dreamliners for cracks and braces for any tarnish from Malaysian Airlines disaster.
Buffalo Wild Wings ramps up tablet rollout.
Cars.com goes on block for $3 billion.
Caterpillar and Sany argue over which is No. 1 in China excavator market.
Chipotle is asked to do sustainability reporting.
Chiquita buys Fyffes to create world's largest banana company.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 3, 2014 09:14 AM
PepsiCo exec slams Nelson Peltz for financial criticism as Pepsi Max "Test Drive 2" pulls four million viewers in two hours.
Dell goes back to B2B roots with latest campaign.
Newsweek restarts printing presses.
12 Years a Slave takes Best Picture at Oscars for Fox Searchlight.
AmEx focuses on busy-mom market with new rewards card pitched by Tina Fey.
Audi risks wan presence at Geneva Motor Show as BMW recovers.
Boston Market reduces sodium in core items.
Cadillac makes a splash at the Geneva Motor Show.
Chrysler exceeds estimates with February sales increase.
Forbes is being eyed by foreign buyers.
Foursquare, GroupMe bow out of SXSW.
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Posted by Dale Buss on October 9, 2013 08:47 AM
Yum! Brands profit drops a staggering 68 percent.
Brooks Brothers plans to open restaurant.
Samsung unveils phone with curved screen but sees US back Apple instead in portion of IP dispute.
A123 Systems shifts to focus on supplying batteries for hybrids, not EVs.
Fazoli's debuts fast-casual concept.
Ford tests driverless-car parking.
Fox News sees new primetime anchor Megyn Kelley draw large, older audience.
Jamba Juice downgrades outlook.
Jimmmy Choo co-founder ready to launch another blockbuster brand.
Jos. A. Bank bids for Men's Wearhouse.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 31, 2013 09:20 AM
Tata is ranked No. 1 in Interbrand's Best Indian Brands 2013 report.
Yahoo and NBC team up to develop cross-platform sports shows.
Facebook plans to sell TV-style ads for $2.5 million each, as it moves into mobile games publishing.
Ford and Toby Keith ride again, as automaker announces plans to offer F-150 that rides on natural gas.
ABC leads rival networks in summer ratings.
Accenture is in talks about acquiring Booz & Co.
Air Products & Chemicals sees activist investor Bill Ackman take nearly a 10 percent stake in company.
BP fund for Gulf spill is running out.
Candia, a French milk brand, plans to set up shop in China to take advantage of consumer concerns.
CBS continues to court boomers.
Coach shuffles management after weak results.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 17, 2013 09:36 AM
Google pitches online-TV service as it faces more demands by European regulators.
Billabong gets financial-rescue package.
Chobani gets caught in crosshairs of GMO debate.
Apple is said to be developing ad-skipping as part of its TV strategy.
Bank of America's Q2 profit rises 62 percent on cost-cutting campaign.
Big Ten and Detroit Lions plan to announce new bowl game at Detroit's Ford Field.
Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities.
EA Games' creative director jumps ship to start own gaming company.
ESPN set to announce next X Games site this morning and finalize deal to bring back Keith Olbermann.
Fancy Feast turns to Pinterest.
Jamba Juice launches big blitz for kids' menu.
KFC tests fast-casual concept.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 13, 2013 09:16 AM
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...
Posted by Alicia Ciccone on June 12, 2013 09:31 AM
Interbrand announces the 2013 Best Global Green Brands report.
Apple hopes new campaign will solidify aging brand's reputation of reliability.
Mozilla launches campaign against NSA spying.
Walgreen to pay $80 million to settle DEA prescription drug suit.
Altria Group launches MarkTen e-cigarette, but only in Indiana.
Cadillac hopes custom-built agency will help boost launch of new CTS.
Ernst & Young says digital entertainment revenue will surpass tradiitonal media by 2015.
Pfizer, Takeda reach $2.15 billion settlement with Teva, Sun Pharma.Continue reading...