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In the News

Apple‘s environmental impact concerns China.

AT&T has an 11th hour plan to salvage T-Mobile deal and win over reluctant FCC.

American Airlines parent AMR files for bankruptcy protection to restructure debt as talks with pilots end.

American Express launches $20-million giveaway to spur online sales.

BSkyB holds annual meeting as James Murdoch survives investor vote; singer Charlotte Church alleges coverage trade-off for singing at Rupert Murdoch’s wedding; and The Guardian reports broadening of News Corp. hacking scandal to include a North Ireland government minister.

Chevrolet gives three-day Sonic test drives to Klout leaders.

Cyber Monday sales come in 15-20 percent higher than a year ago.

Facebook targets $10 billion IPO for spring that would value social network at $100B.

Groupon shares plummet post-IPO.[more]

Hamilton Beach introduces new products and launches first campaign since 2009.

Kikkoman mobilizes for holiday season.

Lion’s Gate and Summit Entertainment discuss merger, paper says.

Marriott announces first hotel in Haiti.

Meredith signs Kimberly-Clark for innovative ROI guarantee on print ads.

Patagonia knocks “culture of consumption” in ad for its jacket.

President Obama makes his first TV-ad buy, defining his re-election effort as a “movement.”

Research in Motion rolls out new system that tracks rivals’ phones too.

Suzuki and Volkswagen grit out their estrangement at Tokyo Auto Show.

TBS finds Conan flailing.

Tiffany raises prices and outlook as luxury brands are tested.

Toyota faces test of patriotism on production-siting decisions even as Sony vows to keep image-sensor unit in Japan.

Victoria Beckham beats Burberry for Britain’s designer brand of the year award.

Yum! Brands strikes deal with gas stations in China.