• Fiat Chrysler Now Cooperating With BMW, Intel On Driverless Cars
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is bringing its mass-market know-how to the already-existing BMW, Intel and Mobileye partnership - or "cooperation" as its participants repeatedly refer to it - that's working to develop viable autonomous vehicles ASAP.
  • Judge Charges Costco $19 Million For Trading On Tiffany's Name
    Costco's fleeting engagement with the Tiffany trademark has proven to be a costly one. A federal judge in Manhattan ruled yesterday that the Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club must pay the Fifth Avenue-based lapidary $19 million and change for infringing on its trademark by using "Tiffany" to describe some engagement rings it was peddling.
  • VF Donning Dickies Overalls In $820 Million Cash Transaction
    VF Corp., best known perhaps for outdoors brands Timberland and North Face, as well as Wranglers, is buying privately owned workwear company Williamson-Dickie for $820 million cash in a deal expected to close in the fourth quarter. Some observers say VF is betting on the revitalization of a blue-collar workforce under President Donald Trump's trade and infrastructure ambitions.
  • Aldi Will Test Home Delivery Through Instacart In Three Cities
    Aldi is partnering with Instacart, the San Francisco-based same-day delivery service, to pluck groceries from the shelf and transport them as quickly as an hour to customers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas - traffic permitting - by the end of this month, it announced yesterday.
  • 2 Single-Family Home Rental Cos. Form A Large Blended Family
    Two of the largest home-rental companies in the U.S., both having risen from the ruins of the foreclosure crisis of 2008, are merging to create an $11-billion shared household. Billed as a "merger of equals," Blackstone-owned Invitation Homes' stockholders will hold about 59% of the combined company's stock; Starwood Waypoint Homes' stockholders will own the rest.
  • ACLU Files Suit Over D.C. Metro's Ban Of Controversial Ads
    The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the Washington D.C. Metro to court over its refusal to display four very disparate advertisements - including one by the ACLU itself that cites the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech.
  • Impossible Burger Sees Red Over Story, Says It's Safe To Consume
    Impossible Foods, the creator of a trendy vegetarian burger that seems to bleed like real meat, is battling back after environmental groups told the "New York Times" that a key ingredient - soy leghemoglobin - has not been certified as safe for consumption by the Food and Drug Administration. It has not been deemed "unsafe," either, but regulatory limbo is not where any brand wants to be.
  • Little Caesars Delivering All The Toppings With No Conversation
    Little Caesars yesterday showed off "a glimpse into the future": its trademark-registered Pizza Portal, which it claims is the "FIRST heated, self-service mobile order pick-up station in the quick service restaurant industry."
  • New Dunkin' Outlet Won't Carry Donuts, In Name Only
    Having learned from the ancients that "a doughnut without a hole is a Danish," we are now faced with the metaphysical riddle of "what is Dunkin' without Donuts"?
  • Avon Calling For A New Leader To Reverse Skidding Sales, Value
    After five years of persistent adaptation to a world increasingly influenced by the Millennial mindset and buying patterns, the door is shutting closed on Avon CEO Sherilyn (Sheri) McCoy's attempts to turn around what is still the global leader in direct selling of beauty products.
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