Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Future Hazy For Japanese Vehicles, Motorcycles

    Kelley Blue Book notes that with gas prices on the rise, any interruption to Japan's production capacity could have far-reaching consequences in the United States, including higher prices for Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, and Suzuki vehicles. ...Read the whole story

  • The Home Depot Grows Its Own Black Friday

    The Home Depot is getting ready for its own version of Black Friday. For the second year in a row, the DIY heavyweight will roll out regional promotions that include door busters, as well as special pricing on lawn and garden, patio furniture, and grills. ...Read the whole story

  • Lincoln Tops In J.D. Power Dependability Study

    For the first time in several years an American auto brand has topped the J.D. Power & Associates Dependability survey-based study. And for the first time ever, Ford's Lincoln brand has done it, besting Lexus, which is in second place. After Lexus are Jaguar, Porsche, and Toyota. The Porsche 911 sports car has the fewest problems in the industry, per the study. ...Read the whole story

  • RockResorts Launches First New Creative In 5 Years

    In its first new creative in five years, the Broomfield, Colo.-based Vail Resorts' RockResorts is focusing on the brand experience, as opposed to previous efforts which featured product photos of buildings and interiors. RockResorts is a collection of 12 boutique luxury hotels in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Florida and the Caribbean. ...Read the whole story

  • Taco Bell's Ad Blitz 'Defense' Strategy Working

    The tide appears to be shifting back in the fast-food chain's favor. Taco Bell's "buzz score" among adults (asking whether they've heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, and if so, whether it was negative or positive) plummeted from 19.1 on Jan. 3 to -10.6 on Feb. 7. However, as of March 15, it's back up to 9.8. ...Read the whole story

  • Walgreens Honors Giffords With Special Training Day

    Walgreens says it will sponsor American Red Cross life saving training at more than 100 stores around the country this weekend, in an event called the "Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday." ...Read the whole story

  • Starbucks Reportedly Exploring Buying Peet's

    Starbucks has recently been in talks with Peet's Coffee & Tea to explore the possibility of acquiring Peet's, according to a DealReporter item that has been picked up by other news media. ...Read the whole story

  • Tourism Ireland Launches Facebook Game

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Tourism Ireland launched a game on Facebook called Ireland Town. The game is meant to bring "the holiday experience" in Ireland to life for Facebook fans around the world. It includes a competition to win prizes. Tourism Ireland claims to be the first national tourism board in the world to launch a social game. It taps into the popularity of games like FarmVille and CityVille -- 24% of all people on the internet in the U.S. and Great Britain play social games at least once a week. In Ireland Town, Facebook fans can ... ...Read the whole story

Who Finds Wealth Very Important?

Top 10 DMAs in which adults reside who agree with the statement, "Wealth: having a plentiful supply of material goods and money" is very important 1 Los Angeles, CA 2 New York, NY 3 Chicago, IL ...More