Brands in the news:
* AIG's sale of Taiwan unit is on the brink of collapse.
* Autodesk will reintroduce its AutoCAD design software for Macs.
* Capital One is preparing customers for end of Chevy Chase Bank name.
* The Emmy Awards may eliminate miniseries and other “long-form” categories after HBO cleaned up (yet again) this year.
* Exelon is buying John Deere's wind energy unit for $900 million.
* Ford sets its sights on India as a market for sales and a hub for technological innovation.
* America's GSN (Game Show Network) adds live segments during which viewers at home can win prizes.
* GE and Vodafone are among multinational companies that are more hesitant about the Chinese market these days.
* Google is adding a priority inbox to Gmail.
* HP agrees to pay $55 million to settle claims that it was part of a scheme to get government-agency kickbacks.
* Infiniti sets launch of M Hybrid at November's Los Angeles Auto Show.
* Meijer launches a digital-coupon service.
* Motorola makes China push.
* Paul Allen’s suit against Google, Facebook and other internet companies renews patent debate.
* Radio Disney exec will lead ABC Family, after Paul Lee was tapped to run ABC.
* Rixty solves credit problem for virtual goods.
* Samsung joins field of companie seeking to bring “apps” to TVs; shifts strategy to take on Apple.
* Sanofi hints at a hostile bid after Genzyme rejects its takeover offer.
* Volvo aims to challenge top German luxury makers with its V60 model in Europe.
* U.S. proposes new consumer labels on vehicles for fuel economy and emissions levels.
* U.S. auto sales are poised for a 28-year low, while Toyota Prius may lead Japan car sale collapse.
* USAA offers car-buying service and iPhone app.
* Wal-Mart settles in a DVD-rental antitrust suit.