* Intel Corp., the world's biggest chip maker, said it will be shipping new Pentium III microprocessors early next year that leapfrog Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s products in the race for the fastest PC chips. Intel is shipping 800-megahertz Pentium IIIs, which run at faster speeds than AMD's 750-MHz chips.
* Apparel maker Levi Strauss & Co. may pull a controversial TV ad set for national broadcast this spring that high-level critics say glamorizes kids' walking on train tracks, the firm said. On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat whose Cleveland-area district has heavy train traffic, called on the San Francisco-based firm to cancel its plans to roll out the ad in the U.S. in March. The company said Chief Executive Philip Marineau will rule next month on whether to proceed with the ad.