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In the News

Air Canada launches new regional brand to replace Jazz.

Amazon vs. Apple “app store” spat continues, while Apple moves to trademark “startup.”

Apple iPad 2 finally goes on sale in Japan this week, plus 11 other countries.

Barclay’s posts disappointing results.

BP‘s Russian saga continues as net profit rises, Gulf clean-up costs continue.

Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ace crash tests.[more]

China reveals details of its upcoming space station.

Coach taps Gwyneth Paltrow as new global face.

Coca-Cola loses UK ban on Vitimanwater ad as brand tops global survey.

Edge shaving gel invests in new TV campaign.

Facebook woos advertisers and agencies with web platform and events.

FedEx and UPS see rising consumer confidence.

France Telecom looks to boost revenue.

Google and Apple “location-gate” expands to PCs and mobile devices.

Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively turns heads as a redhead at TIME 100 party.

J&J to buy Synthes for $21.3 billion.

Jennifer Lopez is launching Q’Viva Latin American talent competition.

Keith Olbermann reveals no-surprise name of Current TV show.

L’Oreal takes targeted approach to innovation.

Lindsay Lohan speaks to Jay Leno about 120-day sentence.

LVMH targets Asian brands.

Louis Vuitton signs Angelina Jolie for global campaign.

Marks & Spencer sees lingerie rival Ann Summers drop mock campaign.

Morgan Spurlock’s deal to rename Altoona, PA, examined in WSJ.

News Corp. poised to become the UK’s biggest advertiser.

Nokia to cut handset headcount by estimated 7,000 positions. 

P&G introduces innovative Tide pods.

Ram Truck expands with Outdoorsman line.

Renault reports emerging market growth.

Royal Wedding fever boosts royal brand in UK.

San Francisco Bay Area to be deals battleground for Facebook and Google.

Starbucks leaps to #3 US fast food chain after McDonald’s and Subway.

Timberland launches Arbor Day campaign on Facebook.

TIME looks at auto brands making China-only designs. offers Groupon-like deals.

UBS beats analyst estimates as client trust returns.

UK celebrates British innovation at 60th annual Festival of Britain.

Vevo expands to the UK.

Volkswagen sales accelerate to record high.

Volvo reconsiders sedan plan.

Web-connected TV sales are poised for take-off.

Yahoo mulls spinning off Hadoop software business.

Yum! Brands looks to buy China’s Little Sheep restaurant chain.

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