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In the News

Nokia faces key test under new CEO, launches mobile streaming music in US and expanded app library as part of today’s reveal of Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices. HTC‘s Windows Phone series will also be branded under 8 series following Samsung‘s mobile rebranding move.

Audi to build plant in Mexico as automaker markets S series with NFL tie-in.

Method sold to European green-cleaning rival Ecover.

3M drops planned acquisition of Avery Dennison under U.S. antitrust threat.

Amazon adds movies to streaming service in new challenge to Netflix.

American Airlines can reject pacts with pilots, judge says.

Apple is embarrassed by data leak ahead of iPhone 5 reveal on Sept. 12.

AT&T and Texas to test text-to-911 safety initiative.

Best Buy‘s new CEO hits the store floor in first week.

BP dinged as U.S. reiterates gross negligence charge in oil spill.[more]

Britvic and AG Barr, a PepsiCo licensee, are locked in talks over a merger in European soft-drink industry.

Burberry and other luxury brands lavish perks on Chinese VIPs.

Burger King rolls out premium chicken menu.

Campbell finally sees U.S. sales gains.

Chrysler leads domestic carmakes in strong August sales for industry.

Coty unveils new fragrance by Halle Berry.

Daniella mango recall hits food & beverage industry.

Denny’s fights childhood hunger in back-to-school public affairs campaign.

Disney bets big on ESPN‘s multiplatform future, while Nissan and ESPN go back to the Heisman House for college-football season.

Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg won’t sell any company stock for at least 12 months.

FedEx warns of global slowdown especially from Asia as earnings drop to 2009 low.

Four Seasons looks for next luxury hot spot.

Google fiber TV service beefs up content.

Hershey extends NCAA college football marketing deal.

Hooters revamps brand with marketing and menu upgrades.

Hudson Bay explores IPO for North America’s oldest company.

Katie Holmes joins celebrity designer brigade at New York Fashion Week.

Lexus launches ES marketing campaign in US as brand sees 34% sales increase to top BMW and Mercedes-Benz for luxury crown.

Lufthansa faces new strike.

McDonald’s to open vegetarian-only outlet in India opposed by Hindu fundamentalists.

Radio Shack launches no-contract wireless plans with Cricket.

Richemont‘s Asia luxury bonanza cools.

Skyy Vodka names Marcus Samuelsson first culinary ambassador.

Sprint says “say no to sharing” data plans in new campaign.

Stand Up to Cancer schedules star-studded US TV fundraiser on Sept. 7.

Supervalu launches private label coffee pods with Keurig.

Twitter jostles with Facebook to own U.S. political conversations.

Syms plans to relaunch Filene’s Basement brand.

VW makes waves with Golf redesign for 2014.

Yotel NY changes purple signage to pink to support Komen Race for the Cure.