In the News: AIG, David Beckham, VW and more


In the News

AIG‘s former CEO, Hank Greenberg, sues U.S. government and Federal Reserve Bank for $25 billion over takeover.

Bill Gates testifies in Novell suit vs. Microsoft.

Cadbury’s trademarks its distinctive shade of purple.

David Beckham‘s legacy starts to be assessed as Los Angeles Galaxy ending looms and Paris beckons.

Donald Trump estimates the Trump name’s worth at $3 billion.

eBay buys Hunch to help discern individuals’ taste. 

GE expands to Iraq.

GM retools former Saturn site and prepares to manufacture China autos in Egypt.

HP reports spending $3.3 billion on WebOS as Meg Whitman sets course for turnaround.[more]

Hugh Grant tells News Corp.-related media inquiry in U.K. that he suspects Daily Mail of hacking, too.

ICANN sued by porn sites over .xxx introduction.

Intel helps retiring employees find their next act.

Jessica Simpson reportedly signs Weight Watchers deal.

Johnson & Johnson finds Tylenol rebound slower than expected.

Private label blitz looms in Australia.

Samsung close to launching Google TV.

Spirit Airlines fined for misleading advertising.

Starbucks, Wendy’s and other chains boost sales with sweet tea. 

Toyota restores Japan production to levels “near-normal” levels. 

U.K. cracks down on counterfeit shopping sites.

Universal Music Group announces “unprecedented” Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.

Volkswagen will become world’s largest automaker by end of this year.

& Why you shouldn’t use the word “marketing” in your tweets.