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In the News

ABC handles product placement delicately for Modern Family.

American Ethanol sponsors NASCAR drivers.

Apache makes $3-billion acquisition in U.S. oil business.

Apple raises “made-in-America” questions about iPhone manufacturing.

BlackBerry future questioned as RIM‘s new CEO takes the reins.

Carnival CEO lies low during crisis as his company mishandles communications with survivors of shipwreck.

Cisco tests LinkedIn marketing campaign.

Facebook wants to become a bigger news player.

Fisker battles problems across the EV company.[more]

Fox will launch Touch this week with global marketing deal with Unilever.

Gabrielle Giffords steps down with a video message posted on Facebook.

GM fights dealers gaming system for allocation of tight vehicle supplies.

Groupon CEO takes on critics at Digital Life Design conference in Munich.

Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Wyndham hotels collaborate on joint reservations site.

Hitachi plans to outsource all TV production.

Hyundai sees growth even in Europe.

KCD Worldwide launches digital catwalk.

KFC cuts corporate workforce.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom denies piracy, flees to saferoom to try to avoid arrest by police in New Zealand.

Microsoft shifts power further into product groups with marketing reorganization.

Office Depot overhauls merchandising to de-clutter.

Penn State mourns Joe Paterno passing as debate over his legacy intensifies.

Sears and Kmart struggle to avoid becoming casualties of modern retailing.

7-Eleven purchases ExxonMobil sites.

Sony and Panasonic get downgrades from Moody’s.

Super Bowl XLVI will pit the New York Giants, who defeated the San Francisco 49ers, against the New England Patriots, who beat the Baltimore Ravens.

Target tries to fight “showrooming” of products that consumers end up buying elsewhere online.

U.S. airlines fear impact of new disclosure rules.

Volkswagen weighs faster integration of Porsche.

YouTube views hit 4 billion daily.