Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday July 4


Summer of Jeep 2018 sales event

FCA‘s Jeep tops ranking of America’s most patriotic brands this Fourth of July as FCA’s hazy plans for Chrysler and Dodge raise questions north of the U.S. border.

Alphabet‘s investment vehicles (literally) make it a “transportation superpower.”

Amazon confirms Seattle is getting a second Amazon Go checkout-free “scan and go” store and reportedly plans to publish its own version of the Toys R Us “Big Book” holiday catalog.

Barnes & Noble fired its CEO for violating company policy while LaCroix‘s owner sued for “unwanted touching” by corporate jet pilots.

Facebook and Google will have to better protect copyrighted content if EU vote prevails.

M&A watch: Boeing is in merger talks with Embraer as Disney‘s brief pursuit before acquiring Fox raises New York Times‘ eyebrows.

Netflix tests “ultra” tier of service and new pricing.

Nissin Foods CEO eyes delivery services to partners for growth.

Tesla CEO Musk is ready to help trapped Thai soccer team.

Walmart pulls t-shirt that outraged Trump supporters.

& Macy’s once again sponsors New York City’s Fourth of July fireworks as Disney spares no expense lighting up Disney World:

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