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In the News

AB InBev goes upbeat as profits and sales rise.

Adidas raises forecast after profit beats estimates.

Air Lease nears $5.5 billion purchase of 737 Max jetliners from Boeing as aircraft maker produces first 787 Dreamliner.

Amazon and Texas reach sales tax deal.

Apple sidesteps billions of dollars in taxes worldwide.

Cadbury shows the way on Google+.

Chrysler overruns magazine covers with new Viper.

Disney‘s Marvel’s The Avengers aims to kick off summer box office bonanza.[more]

Dollar General tries to grab some grocery business.

eBay and Amazon target India.

Gap tries cheerier and brighter approach in stores and marketing.

Google reportedly collected personal data without management approval, as “Search Inside Yourself”-touting company releases FCC report on Street View probe.

HP looks to reclaim innovation heritage.

J.Crew expands in UK and Canada.

Kimberly-Clark expands U by Kotex line.

McDonald’s uses Summer Olympics campaign to promote “children’s well being” as new study connects fast food marketing to childhood obesity.

Mercedes-Benz, eager to overtake Audi, urges U.S. dealership groups to set up shop in China

Microsoft invests in Barnes & Noble Nook.

Mobile gaming surges in Europe.

Nestle introduces Nespresso to U.S. TV advertising.

News Corp. didn’t collaborate with U.K. prime minister, David Cameron insists.

Nokia may be looking to get rid of its high-end Vertu smartphone.

P&G rolls back prices to fight slowing growth.

Pepsi debuts first global ad campaign under “Live for Now” banner.

Pepto-Bismol among older brands with new pitches.

Spain falls into double-dip recession.

Starbucks raises target for unit openings.

Sunoco agrees to be sold to pipeline operator for $5.3 billion.

Unilever promotes Comfort brand in UK.

Walmart finds U.S. growth plans complicated by Mexico scandal.

Wendy’s uses two “redheads” to push burgers.

& U.S. consumer spending increases.


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