McDonald’s tries to get franchisees to stay open on Christmas.
Akamai taps co-founder as new CEO.
Burger King works with franchisee to expand in Mexico.
Chobani nears openingof huge new factory in Idaho.
Cosi uses pop-up unit in Chicago to test growth ideas.
Cox cable TV guide offers personalized recommendations in U.S. first.
Discover Communications makes key European deals.
Facebook counts on big deal with Walmart.[more]
Fox said to be planning rival to ESPN.
Google appears close to deal with FTC over antitrust.
GSK supports FDA move to expand smoking cessation.
The Hobbit sets December box-office record.
Instagram is questioned on history of takeover offers.
Lenovo offers ultimate NFL fan dream.
MillerCoors sneaks into Super Bowl advertising.
Morton promotes ice-melting salt safe for pets.
PepsiCo piques curiosity about new campaign and sweetener for Diet Pepsi.
Rogers Canada commits to RIM’s BlackBerry 10.
Sprint Nextel agrees to acquire the rest of Clearwire.
United sees pilots approve labor pact.
Walgreens returns to hospice-care drugs.
Walmart eyes Turkish retailer Migros for possible acquisition.
YWCA Canada launches civic engagement platform.
Zale awaits judge’s ruling on claim to have brightest diamonds.