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 “ipadazine” The 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.
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.