Brands to Watch: AmEx, Kodak, Dodgers & more


Brands to Watch

British PM David Cameron tells Parliament that he now regrets hiring former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as News Corp. faces US calls for Dow Jones inquiry over phone hacking and London police say their investigation could take years. Wendi Murdoch fever also explodes on the web as her husband’s media empire attempts to restore reputation.

American Express reports record cardholder spending.

American Idol co-creator Simon Fuller is suing Simon Cowell for a cut of The X Factor on FOX.

Associated Press will link to sources starting Aug. 1st.

Coach signs Gwyneth Paltrow for UK launch campaign.

Google offers credit card to advertisers, winds down Google Labs, launches Google+ iPhone app.

Intel quarterly results beats analysts’ expectations.[more]

Kodak explores alternatives for digital patents.

Los Angeles Dodgers call on Goldman Sachs and Time Warner Cable for support.

NFL vets sue league and helmet-maker Riddell over head injuries.

Twitter reportedly closes $80M funding round at $8B valuation. 

Wells Fargo to pay $85M over mortgage abuses.


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