Brands to Watch: Boeing, Foursquare, GM and more


Brands to Watch

Adobe creative suite spurs rebound.

Apple’s iPhone 4 discounted in Wal-Mart holiday special, following Radio Shack deal.

AT&T spends nearly $2 billion to acquire wireless spectrum from Qualcomm.

Boeing to build 3-satellite system for government of Mexico.

Cadillac taps Laurence Fishburne as its new voice.

Coca-Cola awards $4 million to support active lifestyles, education and environmental programs in North America.

Continental Airlines and Spanair to start codeshare flights.[more]

eBay inches closer to retail with $200M brands4friends buyout.

Facebook is building relations with China — and eyeing Physicians Formula just for FACE stock ticker?

Ford reinvents the minivan, uses Internet Explorer to promote Ford Explorer, sees sales up 32% with China JV.

Foursquare adds photos and comments for check-ins.

GM turns booms from Gulf oil spill into Chevy Volt parts.

Google set to launch medical category for Android market apps this week.

Guanghzhou auto in China launches own-label Trumpchi brand.

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman puts wine business on the block.

R.J. Reynolds pulls dissolvable smokeless products from test markets and must stop selling tobacco products that entice kids.

US retailers are upbeat on holiday sales and the “first normal” Christmas in three years.

US Postal Service sees its busiest day of the year.

Vogue US editor Anna Wintour hopes ‘China is next’ to get a Vogue Fashion Fund, while French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is rumored to have been pushed out after offending advertiser LVMH.

Wells Fargo makes nice with pro-active mortgage deals.