In the News: Amazon, American Express, AOL, Conan

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Amazon decides to buy Quidsi, parent of Diapers.com and Soap.com. 

American Express hires Conan O’Brien as pitchman.

AOL hires M&A advisors with Yahoo in mind.

Best Buy, Kohl’s and other retailers enjoy early sales blitzes for the holidays.

Chrysler posts operating profit, raises outlook.

Citigroup faces escalating SEC probe.

Countrywide Financial gets judge’s reprieve from class-action suit.

Discover Card signs on as significant sponsor of the National Hockey League.

DreamWorks tops record box-office weekend with Megamind.[more]

Macy’s tries to build an emotional connection for the holidays.

McDonalds, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains target kids with high-calorie fare, new Yale study says.

MSNBC plans to return Keith Olbermann to the air on Tuesday after a short suspension for making undisclosed political contributions.

The Nation magazine could benefit from the liberal eclipse in Washington.

Qantas extends grounding of its A380 fleet over engine “anomalies.”

Wal-Mart counters Target moves in toy-pricing war for the holidays. And, “green fatigue” sprouts among more U.S. consumers.

 

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