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Amazon teases new Kindle Fire devices during NFL kick-off while Kobo unveils new range of “e-readers for everyone.”

Albertsons scales back retail operation with store closures.

Andy Roddick retires after U.S. Open loss, as Roger Federer is knocked out and loses world #1 title.

Ben & Jerry’s sues over x-rated Ben & Cherry’s.

Bentley moves US management team to VW HQ.

Bill Clinton helps seal Barack Obama nomination at DNC convention.

Billabong attracts $700 million bid from Bain Capital.

BP unveils new technology to boost oil production.[more]

China propels Asia to biggest and fastest-growing beer market.

Coca-Cola becomes first brand to pass 50M Facebook followers.

DC Comics launches Islamic Green Lantern.

Derrick Rose buys slice of Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s.

FBI and Apple deny ID-hacking claim.

Ford is bringing Lincoln to China, a first for the luxury brand, and expanding offerings in Europe.

Hermes celebrates its artisans at New York kick-off to USA tour.

HootSuite acquires Seesmic “for the users, not the tech.”

ITC, India’s cigarette giant, looks to diversify.

Katie Holmes named new face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics.

Kim Kardashian says social fans convinced her to forge cosmetics partnership.

Liz Lange brands sold to Cherokee.

Mars sues Scottish purveyor of deep-fried Mars bars as company prepares low-cal alternative for UK launch.

Motorola broadens Razr brand with new Android smartphones for Verizon, in first major launch under new owner Google.

MTV will test multiplatform ads for PepsiCo, Kraft and Verizon during Video Music Awards.

Net-a-porter founder adds British Fashion Council chair role.

News Corp. cuts Murdoch bonus, citing scandal.

NFL season kicks off with New York Giants loss to Dallas Cowboys, as new study reveals long-term medical risks for players.

Nokia‘s reveal of Lumia-branded Windows Phone 8 range disappoints investors as brand apologizes for misleading video about optical abilities.

Pinterest sues Chinese cybersquatter.

Qantas bumps British Airways to form alliance with Emirates.

Qatar to launch luxury Qela brand by year-end. drops bid to trademark “social enterprise.”

Samsung Galaxy S III outsells iPhone 4S in US as China labor issues come to the fore.

Shell places “not so green” bet on natural gas.

Unilever launches “Locker Room” broadband channel for men on MSN Malaysia.

Yahoo commits to ad technology.