Brands in the News: Oprah & Armstrong, AT&T, Amazon and more


In the News

Oprah Winfrey and Discovery’s OWN TV channel sets ad premium Lance Armstrong TV confession while his personal brand redemption bid is seen as falling short.

AT&T takes $10 billion pension charge against earnings.

Amazon launches music store for Apple devices.

Ameriprise Financial taps Tommy Lee Jones for encore.

Aston-Martin seeks development partner to build high-end engines.

Boeing grounding of Dreamliner forces airlines to scramble.

Chrysler nears deal to restart in-house financing.[more]

Coca-Cola monitors consumer response to anti-obesity US TV campaign.

FOX sees American Idol ratings plunge.

FTC takes pharma brands to task.

GM defends EVs and looks to improve Chevy Malibu design.

Guinness expands Made of More campaign.

Herbalife raises outlook amid scrutiny.

Intel gets hurt by shift away from PCs.

Mercedes-Benz works to improve customer experience.

Morgan Stanley swings to profit.

Notre Dame footballer Manti Te’o’s image suffers as girlfriend story challenged.

Renault sales dip in Europe.

Samsung starts hyping S IV, its next smartphone.

Toyota settles bellwether wrongful-death suit.