In the News: Apple Honors Jobs, Bank of America Loses Top Spot & more


In the News

Apple reports China as its second-largest market by sales after US. Apple stores will close for a few hours today for an employees-only memorial webcast celebrating Steve Jobs’ life.

Amazon‘s IMDb sued for disclosing actress’ real age, while digital deal with DC Comics irks rivals.

Audi-Ford price gap is widest since 1999.

Bank of America is no longer America’s largest bank.

Deezer to launch music streaming service in more than 100 countries.

Diageo triumphs in alcohol brand battle.

Disney battles environmentalists at parks, while fans crash website in search of princess dolls.[more]

Discovery and other brands get savvier about social marketing.

Facebook partners on green energy app.

Fiat‘s new Lancia chief faces uphill battle.

Ford signs a new labor contract with the UAW.

Glad cuts the hyperbole for its new trash bag.

Goldman Sachs loss seen as bad sign for Wall Street.

Groupon may market IPO starting next week.

Harley-Davidson weathers tough quarter.

Intel shares rise on laptop demand.

LivingSocial launches exclusive events for foodies, signs deal with Clear Channel.

Manolo Blahnik shoes regain ‘it’ status.

McDonald’s McRib sandwich returns for limited run.

Microsoft Kinect brings ‘playful learning’ to the Xbox 360.

Murdoch family rift could tear News Corp. apart, writes the New York Times.

NBA and players labor talks go past midnight, as US mayors sign petition seeking end to lockout.

Pepsi launches social TV platforms to support The X Factor on FOX.

PepsiCo plans to relaunch Duke’s beverage brand in India.

PlayStation Vita will launch in February.

RNC unveils 2012 convention logo.

Sesame Street returns to YouTube following porn attack.

Spirit and RyanAir accept ads on the side of planes.

St Croix accused of cashing in on Steve Jobs’ death.

Tata Teleservices consolidates as Tata DoCoMo.

Walmart fights Chinese officials.