Posted by Dale Buss on June 13, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple store employee moves to unionize.
Chipotle expansion plans hit by rising costs.
Citi defends delay in disclosing hacking.
Dell gives precedence to Chinese market for tablet roll-out.
Dole blitzes US cities to pump up banana sales.
Edmunds.com to launch Groupon-type channel for cars.
Ford is ordered to pay $2 billion to dealers in old pricing dispute.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 1, 2011 09:00 AM
Burger King tests menu diversification.
BMW launches "Don't Txt and Drive" public-service campaign.
Church’s takes on Chik-fil-A in chicken-taste test campaign.
Diageo and Pernot Ricard battle in China.
Exxon fuels chemicals drive in Asia.
Fiat ends four decades of Chrysler sales in Europe.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 20, 2011 12:00 PM
Remember Four Loko, the "blackout in a can" that was pulled off US store shelves last year? It's back (in trouble).
Below, celeb chefs, celeb photographers and more.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 16, 2011 06:00 PM
Never say never, but it looks like Saab finally has located a Chinese financial partner that will allow the venerable Swedish automotive brand a lease on life at least for a year, the Pang Da Automobile Trade group.
After an existential rollercoaster that already has seen Saab dun suppliers, lose credit from them, and idle its factory in Trollhattan, Sweden, Saab chief Victor Muller announced on Monday that his Spyker Cars – owner of the Saab brand after General Motors dumped it last year – has signed a tentative financing and import deal with the largest publicly traded car distributor in China.
Of course, it was just late last week that Spyker was supposed to be talking with Chinese SUV maker Great Wall about a hook-up following the collapse of its previous tentative deal with yet another Chinese vehicle manufacturer, Hawtai Motor Group.
The reason for all this confusion is that the Chinese government is trying to winnow its profligate automotive sector down into six to 10 long-term players that can serve the nation’s booming consumer demand for vehicles and also compete effectively with imported brands that have captured the native population’s fancy — and that really covet the growth dynamics there.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 16, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple sees PC cannibalization by iPad drop.
AutoNation car dealer network gets thrown for a spin by Japanese car-supply problems.
Barnes & Noble hits one million Nook app downloads.
BP tries to salvage Russian deal.
Dish Network taps former Sirius head Joseph Clayton to replace founder Charlie Ergen as CEO.
Fox puts faith in Simon Cowell's The X Factor for fall prime-time schedule.
IMF head arrest in sexual-assault case roils worlds from French politics to euro zone debt.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 13, 2011 09:00 AM
ABC tops survey of US TV-brand popularity.
Airbus plots production increase for A320 series.
Burger King struggles as it awaits impact from new menu items.
Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other oil companies defend tax breaks.
Cisco employees brace for layoffs.
DirecTV pumps up its premium channel.
Facebook thrown under the bus by Burson-Marsteller following PR campaign against Google.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 12, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple's latest iPad 2 customer: the Queen of England.
AT&T defends T-Mobile acquisition.
Cisco predicts more hardship and further job cuts.
Deutsche Borse head urges NYSE shareholders to approve merger.
Goldman Sachs reputation suffers in poll.
Hermes results quantify comeback of luxury sector.
J&J recalls HIV drug as its Cordis unit loses patent dispute to Boston Scientific.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 3, 2011 09:00 AM
AT&T caps customers' broadband usage; plans Groupon competitor.
Audi plans extra shifts to trim waiting time for SUVs.
Chrysler head Marchionne details impact of Japan crisis on output.
Community Health raises hostile bid for Tenet.
Consumer Reports teams with Billshrink to offer service-comparison tools.
Diet Pepsi ads fared best during Royal Wedding telecasts as viewers mostly ignored commercials.Continue reading...