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In the News

Apple frustrates rivals who are trying to beat iPad’s price.

BBC announces agencies for branding and creative duties.

Disney‘s ABC Family channel spins gold in dramas.

Baby Gaga makers face possible legal action by Lady Gaga over breast-milk ice cream.  

Bank of America looks forward to “normal” performance. 

Barclays CEO gets huge bonus.

CBS hopes to conclude Charlie Sheen saga as Mark Cuban approaches him for HDNet project.[more]

Daimler and Rolls-Royce eye diesel-engine maker Tognum.

Dunkin’ Brands to expand in Asia.

Facebook reportedly in talks with Skype about videocalling deal.

Family Dollar rejects takeover bid.

Financial Times digs gold out of data.

Glenn Beck and Fox News future pondered by New York Times.

Glamour iPad app lets viewers buy clothes from Gap

Google tackles “Droid Dream” malware attacks; cranks up M&A machine.

Heinz adapts in China, while Kraft adjusts brand strategy in India.

LVMH to buy control of Bulgari.

Power Balance case shows limits to self-regulation.

RIM is searching for a new CMO as BlackBerry‘s PlayBook gets ready to launch.

Smile Train and Operation Smile part ways.

Twitter now valued at $7.7 billion by one estimate.

US airlines add new fees.

Wal-Mart moves into a quasi-regulator role.

Western Digital to buy Hitachi unit.

& don’t miss the weekend headlines, including news from Paris Fashion Week.