• What Your Customers are Saying (Marketing Profs)
    The Internet has emerged as today’s most effective tool to gather market intelligence.
  • Eyeblaster Refreshes Rich Media Platform (IAR)
    The new version of the online management system features a streamlined campaign setup process, new collaboration tools, and more customization options.
  • New FDA Exec Vows Aggressive Action on Misleading Ads (Dow Jones)
    The Food and Drug Administration will act faster to stop misleading drug advertisements and target companies that repeatedly overpromise their medications to patients, pledged the agency's new commissioner.
  • AOL Confirms it Cut 300 Jobs (Reuters)
    America Online on Wednesday confirmed it cut about 300 jobs on Wednesday, beginning what is expected to be a wave of layoffs as it trims costs and tries to revive the embattled Internet AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOL) division.
  • AMA Goes After Beer Ads (Reuters)
    Will ask both network and cable TV to veto all ads that feature "mascots, celebrities or sports figures promoting alcohol products."
  • Free Content Online? Publishers Are Divided (NYTimes.com)
    AOL's decision to charge more for content has some wondering if the era of free information and entertainment on the Internet is over.
  • Sopranos Finale Draws 12.5M Viewers (AP)
    The season finale of "The Sopranos" was the second most-watched episode of HBO's mob drama, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in as Carmela and Tony Soprano split.
  • Soft Sales at U.S. Chain Stores a Grim Holiday Omen (Reuters)
    Sales at U.S. chain stores faltered last week as consumers, worried by a weak economy and scarce jobs, stayed away from shopping malls, while icy weather in parts of the country also chilled sentiment.
  • AOL Layoffs Expected As Company Cuts Costs (Reuters)
    Job cuts in areas not key to America Online's turnaround strategy are expected over the next couple months -- some possibly before year-end -- as it reduces cost, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
  • Unemployment Rate Surges to 6.0% (Washingtonpost.com)
    The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly shot up to 6% in November, the highest level since a peak almost nine years ago when the country was struggling to emerge from the last recession.
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