Apple-led group including RIM and Ericsson buys Nortel patents for $4.5B.
Apple passes 100,000 iPad apps.
Audi targets Ferrari on racing circuit.
BP launches first TV commercial in the UK in five years.
Bulgari signs Rachel Weisz, develops branded hotel with Marriott to open in London.
Chevy US sales hit 20-year high.
Chobani yogurt parent acquires Australian dairy biz, Bead Foods.
Domino's shuns Facebook e-shop.
Facebook Credits fund reality TV show voting.
General Mills completes Yoplait acquisition.
Greece receives up to $124B in new financing.
Jean Patou brand is sold.
Kate Spade to open first European store in London.
Lehman's new bankruptcy plan gets support.
Marvel buffs up superheroes with short films.
Minnesota government shuts down.
NBA lockout is the third work stoppage for the league.
PGA signs five-year deal with Omega.
Ricoh buys Pentax brand in strategic branding move.
RIM, under fire, agrees to review executive structure.
Roche lobbies FDA on Avastin as insurers await ruling.
Sarah Palin's brand wanes in Alaska.
Sony, Samsung and Bosch sued by software outfit.
Twitter is now serving 1.4B tweets weekly.
& The case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse.