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Amazon ships Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch early.

Apple searches for next retailing genius, recalls first-generation iPod Nano devices.

Audi A7 wins car of the year nod.

Barbie links with Stardoll for premium collection.

BMW promotes sustainability with China roadshow.

Boeing cements wide-body lead over Airbus with biggest ever deal, with Emirates.

Borders demise parsed by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch smashes records.

China ‘ready’ to allow foreign companies to issue stock.

Chevrolet woos Sonic buyers with perks program, while GM slows Chevrolet Cruze production.

Citrus Australia introduces new seal of authenticity.

Crowne Plaza tilts makeover toward young travelers.

Deutsche Boerse defends NYSE Euronext deal.

Disney buys for $40M to reach ‘hipster parents.’

Estee Lauder co-founder Evelyn Lauder dies, lauded for launching Pink Ribbon campaign for breast cancer research.

Facebook nears U.S. privacy settlement that would make public sharing opt-in, not opt-out.[more]

Ford goes social and mobile with new Escape, and sponsors Adrian Grenier eco doc.

Google to give away music every day on its new Music Store.

HMV launches first technology-dedicated store.

HP named most sustainable consumer electronics company by Greenpeace.

HSBC develops secret plan for “own version of Facebook.”

Hyundai plans five Super Bowl ads to boost brand image.

J&J and Bayer eye $1B market with Xarelto blood thinner.

Japan gives reporters access to nuclear plant in transparency effort.

JC Penney advances location-based promos as retailer reports third quarter loss.

Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon leaves brand with CEO in tow.

Kim Kardashian divorce could damage family brand.

Lexus given brand refresh by Toyota to skew younger.

Mastercard pursues local consumers with Priceless New York campaign.

McDonald’s blankets Chicago area with french-fry promotion.

Megan Fox goes glam for Armani makeup campaign.

Mercedes-Benz releases SUV crossover.

Miami Marlins launch new logo and uniforms, drawing comparisons to Maroon 5.

Mind Candy moves Moshi Monsters into competition with Haribo with candy roll-out.

Nickelodeon targets moms with new evening programming block.

Nike honors veterans with limited edition shoes.

North Korea opens first luxury goods store.

Olympus may avoid de-listing despite accounting scandal. backs off name change.

Penn State scandal goes from bad to worse as advertisers pull out of game.

Purdue sees OxyContin woes in Canada.

RIM‘s BlackBerry falls in mobile preference survey.

Stella Artois launches Christmas-themed packaging and ads.

The Maldives unveils new tourism logo and slogan.

Tiffany & Co. promotes sustainability effort.

Twitter sees top marketer leave the company.

UFC pushes into the mainstream.

Universal and Sony/ATV $4.1M bid for EMI reshapes music industry.

Walmart tries new tactics in war with Amazon, promotes charitable giving with “12 Days of Facebook” campaign.

Warren Buffett now owns more than 5% of IBM.