Brand News: RadioShack, BlackBerry, Target and more



RadioShack faces possible bankruptcy filing.

Samsung and BlackBerry deny they’re in talks as BlackBerry is caught tweeting with an iPhone.

Target plans to pull out of Canada after racking up billions of dollars in losses.

Super Bowl ad price tag hits $4.5 millions.

Oscars nominations see Meryl Streep extend her reign as most-nominated actress.[more]


7-Eleven unveils private-label fruit and nut snack bars.

ABC credits brand identity for prime-time success.

Acura gets Detroit auto show-floor endoresement of new NSX by Jerry Seinfeld.

Amazon readies for tax showdown in EU.

Amway acquires energy-drink brand.

Big Pharma faces increased pressure from insurers.

BP plans to cut 300 jobs as Apache plans to lay off 5 percent of workforce.

Best Buy lowers outlook even after holiday sales rise.

Boeing wins big Dreamliner order from Air Europa.

C. Wonder is closing all its stores.

Caesars Entertainment places largest unit in bankruptcy as company is hobbled by absence in Asia.

Chipotle knocks carnitas option off the menu after pork supplier violates animal-welfare policies, as Qdoba is said to be crawling out from under rivals’ shadow.

Cosmopolitan UK releases provocative honor killing cover.

Dollar General seeks more time for Family Dollar bid.

E-Trade CMO plans to depart.

Ford wins top loyalty-bragging rights as it plans to limit aluminum use mainly to trucks.

GM delivered its record 9.9 million vehicles globally in 2014.

Google talks with car companies, suppliers about autonomous car, as company launches “modular” smartphone in Puerto Rico.

Jackson Hewitt stages “working hard” campaign for tax season.

Jaguar Land Rover follows peers into four-cylinder engines.

M&Ms debuts revamped Crispy line on TV.

McCormick fine-tunes data recipe.

McDonald’s Chicken McNugget recall points to supply chain issues.

MySpace says its new ad tech is ahead of Facebook.

New York Times says Mexico billionaire Carlos Slim is its largest shareholder.

Nissan says it’s close to eliminating range anxiety in EVs.

Price Chopper launches specialty pharmacy program.

Russell Stover products drive Lindt’s revenue gains.

Volkswagen starts sale of black-box recorder of vehicle data in Europe.

Weetabix woos UK kids with “Weetabuddy” campaign.

& German researchers develop shoe that generates energy.