Brands to Watch: Home Depot, Kraft, Sara Lee and more


Brands to Watch

Egypt‘s defiant president Mubarak sacks cabinet as US threatens to cut off aid. Delta and other global carriers have suspended flights, while web, mobile and SMS services continue to block residents from the world.

Bill Clinton unites PepsiCo and Coca-Cola heads at Davos, where Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi explained why Russia is key to her strategy.

BMW to bring back four-cylinder engines to US.

Chevron profit jumped 72% in the fourth quarter.

Daimler pays 125th anniversary bonus to all 260,000 employees.

Facebook‘s value tops Amazon, trails only Google on the web.[more]

Fiat profits rise, while Ferrari is not for sale.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein receives $12.6 million stock bonus.

Google strikes deal on Wi-Fi probe, will talk up Honeycomb for Android next week.

Home Depot adds Martha Stewart to help woo women.

Honeywell is selling its automotive products business.

Hyundai-Kia overtakes Ford, while GM threatens Toyota in 2010 global sales.

IBM CEO compensation soars on company performance.

Intel spreads its academic wings.

Kraft loses bid to stop Starbucks from ending deal.

Lance Armstrong‘s LIVESTRONG foundation reaps $3M on Demand Media IPO.

Salesforce buys Super Bowl ad time to promote Chatter, its new “Facebook for businesses.”

Sara Lee names new CEO and details plan to split.

Sharp licenses Pioneer brand for high-end LCD TVs.