In the News: Facebook Gets Smart, GE Repays Buffett, Twitter Woos Brits


In the News

Best Buy faces investor skepticism of its big-box strategy amid stiffening online competition.

BP may avoid gross negligence conviction in Gulf Oil spill.

CBS drops What’s Trending web TV series after Steve Jobs flub.

Cisco sets more conservative growth target.

ConocoPhillips tries to fuel more natural-gas use.

Dell sets $5-billion share buyback.

Dreamworks masters YouTube and Zynga marketing.

Facebook chases Google+ with “smart lists” feature.[more]

Family Dollar tests merchandising concepts.

Fiat reverses controversial styling of its best-selling Punto.

Ford and GM aim for profitability in Europe.

General Motors aims to shepherd UAW pacts as The Big Three domestic car makers and the union are likely to extend their new-contract deadline.

GE plans to buy back shares from Warren Buffett.

Google‘s carbon footprint is on a par with the United Nations.

Mercedes-Benz renews small-car push.

Nestle looks to do more takeovers, armed with plush Swiss franc.

News Corp. sees scandal clouding the path of James Murdoch.

Norma Kamali goes 3D to reveal spring collection.

Porsche aims to double sales of 911 with new generation.

Qantas to target Chinese travelers with five separate airlines.

Ritz-Carlton and Orient-Express lead luxury hoteliers in marketing memories.

Sony launches Playstation Vita in Japan.

Toyota makes Prius a priority to stage comeback.

Twitter launches UK blog with suggested user lists, finds favor with hedge fund managers.

Viacom ad executive leaves amid kickback allegations.

Volkswagen plans to add eight new factories in seven years.

Volvo may build North American auto plant.

Walmart woos women with new programs; acquires OneRiot for mobile and social ad targeting.

Winehouse family launch charity on Amy’s birthday.

& Democratic Party is rocked by New York and Nevada election losses as well as internal fraud case in California, while President Obama’s approval ratings plummet in wake of his jobs plan.