Brands to Watch: Yahoo, Saab, Facebook & more

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Brands to Watch

Yahoo stock rises after CEO ouster, as site explores options (though Jerry Yang says it’s not for sale).

Saab files for bankruptcy protection — again.

Facebook doubles first-half revenueadds high-profile Democrat to board; accused of violating click-fraud standards.

Apple earnings forecast raised 10%.

Best Buy launches online mall with other e-tailers.

ConAgra blogger backlash at NYC event shouldn’t have come as a surprise.[more]

Costa overtakes McDonald’s footprint in the UK, while McDonald’s UK adds calorie counts.

Ford‘s new taxis take on New York, expands digital and mobile marketing.

KHL crash of Russian hockey team darkens NHL.

Marriott, Virgin, Papa John’s, Verizon and others roll out NFL campaigns. 

NBCUniversal balances Obama speech on NBC, NFL pre-game on MSNBC; continues replacing GE execs with new CFO appointment.

Netflix faces rumor mill.

New York Times‘ new top editor Jill Abramson shakes up masthead on day one.

Nielsen brings TV metrics to online ads.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dispels political aspirations in wake of “Upward Spiral” campaign and town hall.

Twitter is ready to launch UK ads next month.

UAW talks with Ford and Chrysler stall.

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