In the News: Google Buys Motorola, Wal-Mart Rises, and More…


American Media, publisher of National Enquirer, no longer is for sale.

Barney’s teams with Lady Gaga for holidays.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek launches global editions.

Cargill to buy Provimi and extend its reach in animal food.

Caterpillar faces increased competition from Chinese heavy-equipment makers in U.S. market.

Cathay Pacific campaign doesn’t mean “make you feel special” that way.

Dr. Scholl’s sells footwear in addition to foot care.

Estee Lauder sounds caution about consumer spending on cosmetics.

Google purchase of Motorola will heavily affect advertising industry; deal leaves BlackBerry’s Research in Motion in “no-man’s land.”[more]

HP woos appliance and auto makers to use its software in their devices.

Nordstrom tests New York market with store called Treasure&Bond.

PGA garners lower TV ratings for men’s championship without Tiger Woods in the hunt.

Qantas to launch two new Asia carriers.

Time Warner Cable sees its balance shifting to web.

Wal-Mart improves its earnings outlook even as it continues to lose its reputation for having the lowest prices.

& Deal-making drives Wall Street’s rebound though report on German economic stagnation hurtsA early Tuesday trading.