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In the News: Amazon, EMI, McQueen and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 21, 2012 09:00 AM

In the News

Amazon's brand value soars 32% in Interbrand's 2012 Best Retail Brands report.

Apple's iPad challenger Proview is open to a settlement as Apple extends checks on Chinese suppliers. Apple also signed China Telecom as second iPhone seller.

Cabela's expands and rolls out smaller-store format.

Coca-Cola sponsors teen parties in Tanzania.

FedEx may be eyeing TNT Express.

Ford signals moderate growth and expansion in China.

Gap teams with fashion bloggers for Be Bright global launch.

Home Depot earnings rise on strong U.S. sales.

Magic Johnson plans to launch a cable channel on Comcast aimed at African-Americans, while Sean Combs plans to start a music channel called Revolt.

L'Oreal halts stock options.

Lions Gate places franchise bet on The Hunger Games.

Maserati prepares to debut GranTurismo Sport.

Mazda needs new capital to execute strategy as it scores product placement in Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.

McCormick chooses Indian scent to apply to its annual reports this year.

McQ by Alexander McQueen makes triumphant return to London Fashion Week.

Microsoft claims Google is snooping on IE users.

NBC scrambles to promote Awake.

Omnicare ends hostile bid for PharMerica.

Pinterest enables websites to block image-pinning.

Post, spun off from Ralcorp, looks to boost cereals vs. Kellogg and General Mills.

RIM releases updated PlayBook operating system.

Sears reaches out to African-American entrepreneurs but cuts headquarters staff.

Starbucks opens first ski-through store.

Subway expands to Romania.

Twitter partners with Yandex, the huge Russian competitor to Google.

Universal Music Group seeks EU approval to take over EMI.

Walmart profit trails estimates as low prices hurt margins.

Wynn Resorts goes to war with co-founder.

Yum's serves up new growth plans.

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