U.S. House is expected to pass debt ceiling bill tonight, with the Senate set to vote Tuesday.
Amazon launches AmazonLocal daily deals in Groupon's hometown of Chicago; launches MyHabit app to compete with Gilt Groupe; beefs up streaming offering to compete with Hulu by adding Universal titles; and looks to expand Kindle library.
Apple iPhone 5 now rumored for October; Apple TV lets users buy TV shows with streaming update; and Apple blocks Samsung tablet release in Australia.
Twitter confirms "significant" ($800M?) funding round led by Russia's DST Global; adds Dutch and Indonesian local sites; and opens NYC office.
Adobe bows to Apple and builds Flash alternative.
Airbnb looks to defuse user security concerns by offering $50,000 guarantee to homeowners.
Allstate to shut banking unit, posts $620M in losses on tornado claims.
American Express teams up with Verizon Wireless for Serve mobile payments.
Audi settles "Lose Yourself" suit with Eminem.
Beastie Boys sell action figures based on latest video.
Best Buy seeks transparency around CSR and corporate citizenship.
Budget tests cheaper rentals with ad-wrapped vehicles.
Cheesecake Factory adds diet menu.
Delta offers LivingSocial local deals in wake of service cutback.
Facebook launches ads API.
Fashion's Night Out goes global starting Sept. 8th.
FIFA World Cup set to boost Brazil’s GDP by 1.5%, estimates the country’s main bank.
Ford recalls 1.1 million trucks, while Toyota recalls Lexus SUV for brake issues.
Foursquare will start charging merchants, enhances ability for users brands to add content to check-ins.
Google looks to YouTube to take on Netflix streaming; acquires The Dealmap, a "missing link" between Google Offers and Maps; sees Android conquer almost 50% of smartphone market; and serves up deals on Bing.
Lacoste can't be thrilled with its latest endorsement.
MasterCard rewards Facebook Places check-ins with NYC scavenger hunt.
Microsoft's Bing will start powering Yahoo search results in Europe.
NBC defends upcoming The Playboy Club series.
NBCUniversal overhauls TV studio division.
News Corp. hacking scandal heats up as The Guardian's Hackgate reporter arrives in U.S. and deleted email messages come under scrutiny.
PBS pays tribute to Mister Rogers with new animated series.
Subway makes healthy food move with fortified bread.
Trademarkia kicks up controversy by adding reviews to 140 years of brands.
WWE renews partnership with 7-Eleven.
Zynga brings "Words with Friends" mobile game to Facebook.
& Move over, Ikea and Apple — add Disney, Nike, Starbucks and other brands to retail knock-offs list in China.