Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Wednesday March 14

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Toys ‘R’ Us reportedly ready to liquidate U.S. stores as UK operation closes.

Broadcom formally withdraws bid for Qualcomm after White House opposition.

Adidas sold 1 million shoes made from ocean plastic last year.

Amazon tops Harris reputation quotient poll for third consecutive year.

Google joins Facebook in banning cryptocurrency ads as Playboy announces crypto plan.

Netflix is reportedly developing its first news show.

Vice confirms Nancy Dubuc as CEO and Shane Smith in new role.

Walmart expands grocery delivery across the U.S.

SXSW 2018 finds it theme: global human connection:

& RIP Stephen Hawking, whose great mind and wit extended to brands, too.


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Avaaz organizes shoe protest over gun violence at the White House as American students stage school walkout today:

Burger King tests kindness with Good Samaritan Whopper stunt:

Dos Equis breaks up with The Most Interesting Man and replaces him with:

Warner Bros. thrills Harry Potter fans with trailer for Fantastic Beasts sequel:


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