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In the News

Aetna rises despite drop in demand for medical care.

Boeing beats estimates, boosts outlook.

Borders woes parsed in post-mortems.

Delta Airlines cuts capacity on rising fuel costs.

Disney and Marvel team for Captain America game, while Disney looks to shore up Bollywood business with UTV ownership.

Dow Chemical quarterly profit up 74%.

Dunkin’ Brands CEO says IPO a byproduct of “unbelievable buzz.”[more]

Ford‘s and Chrysler‘s earnings show Detroit revival has slowed.

Fred Perry may release posthumous designs by Amy Winehouse.

GM and Best Buy prepare to sell the aftermarket version of OnStar.

HP talks up longer-term turnaround.

India sees rise in billionaires.

LG Electronics second quarter plunges, company goes carbon-neutral.

Microsoft unveils first smartphone using Windows Phone Mango OS.

MillerCoors yanks MGD64 lemonade aimed at women.

MPAA asked to investigate Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox kids’ marketing.

Nokia‘s debt rating cut to two steps above junk in another blow for the brand.

President Obama readies Plan B on debt crisis.

Radio Shack replaces T-Mobile with Verizon.

Sharpie back-to-school campaign focuses on teen self-expression.

Starbucks‘ new bistro boxes hit by vendor recall.

Subway to create 3,000 UK jobs by moving sales beyond core outlets.

Tata Sky launches mobile app.

Tommy Hilfiger moves to own brand in China.

Virgin Media brings forward billion-dollar buyback.

Walmart taps Vudu for online streaming as DVD sales decline; and opens first Walmart Express, in Chicago.

Wyndham aims to establish Tryp brand in the United States.

Xe (the former Blackwater) goes on trial in the US.

YouTube is responsible for 22% of all mobile bandwidth.

& tablet-based shopping takes off.