In the News: News Corp., Virgin, Lincoln and more


In the News

Rupert Murdoch names longtime lieutenant Robert Thomson head of global publishing unit as company’s news/book publishing and entertainment assets prepare to be separated into News Corporation and Fox Group. As part of global restructuring, experimental “ipadazineThe Daily is closing.

Delta bids for 49-percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.

Ford unveils new branding campaign for overhauled Lincoln brand.

Air Berlin to lay out overhaul.

Apple goes minimal in new iPad Mini print ads as iPhone 5 hits 50+ new countries.

CNN will strive for “must-see TV” under Jeff Zucker.[more]

California Pizza Kitchen introduces new prototype.

Chrysler reports 14-percent jump in November sales.

GM zeroes in on crucial 2013 product launches.

Gap stokes a comeback.

Kia aims to be a premium brand.

Mars Petcare targets gift-givers to cats.

UBS said to be near deal in rate-rigging investigation.

Volvo bets on driverless cars.

Wendy’s is reintroduced to Japan.

Yum! Brands warns on slowing China sales.

& Text messaging turns 20.