Bayer buys Claritin and other consumer brands from Merck for $14 billion.
Fiat Chrysler bets on Jeep, Alfa Romeo in global vision under new five-year plan.
GE bid of $17 billion for Alstom power unit falls short, French president says.
Office Depot plans to close 400 stores.
Walmart finally grows online sales faster than Amazon.
Apple reveals $60 million compensation package for new retail chief Angela Ahrendts.[more]
Applebee’s debuts first location-specific menu item.
Delta keeps its edge in charging baggage fees.
Disney becomes third-biggest media company after News Corp. split.
Dunkin’ Donuts readies for European expansion.
Google Glass finds a home in the Emergency Room.
Los Angeles tops global ranking of city brands.
McDonald’s details sustainability goals.
Netflix may (or may not) have a new logo.
Rold Gold triples Facebook fans with branded-video series.
Siemens plots new strategy.
Sony launches “Sony Experience” areas at Best Buy stores.
Sotheby’s yields to hedge-fund mogul and allies.
Starbucks launches Seattle’s Best Coffee cheaper coffee brand in UK.
Super 8 hotel chain opens first property in Middle East.
Target seen pursuing first outside CEO.
Trident launches clothing line that “disables” personal tech.
Volkswagen prepares new budget brand for China.