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  Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

Anheuser-Busch CEO: We're Not Walking Away From Sports

Too much is being made of Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision back away from certain sports marketing deals, says David Peacock, president and CEO of Inbev's Anheuser-Busch. »Read more
  Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

Hitting Up Mom & Dad For Cash Is Just A Click Away

As if kids needed another way to hit up their parents for cash, a San Diego company is launching a new payment service called "BillMyParents" to make it easier for kids to shop online. »Read more
  Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

Coke Shouldn't Tread Where PepsiCo Is Heading: Isdell

Former Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Neville Isdell says he's watching PepsiCo's attempt to buy its two largest bottlers with great interest, but he wouldn't suggest Coke tread down the same path. »Read more
  Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 11:05 AM ET

Brisk Sales Still Brewing at Honest Tea

The economy may be down, but sales growth is still brewing at Honest Tea. We talked with CEO Seth Goldman about what's driving his results. »Read more
  Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

Six Flags Prepares For Make Or Break Season

With consumers looking for value when they vacation, Six Flags Chief Executive Mark Shapiro said he is "cautiously optimistic" about theme park's prospects this summer. Still, the company has been on its our financial rollercoaster of late as it tries to avoid a bankruptcy filing. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

The Man Who Shorted Subprime: Commercial Real Estate Not a Buy

The man made famous by his bets against subprime mortgages, billionaire Jeff Greene, remains pessimistic about American consumers and the outlook for commercial real estate. »Read more
  Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:00 PM ET

Frugal Shoppers May Be Here To Stay

As if the retail sales report wasn't depressing enough, it looks like our newfound frugality might not be just the latest fad. Retail Forward is out with a survey that spells more bad news for women's apparel retailers, particularly for those who cater to those with champagne wishes and caviar dreams. »Read more
  Friday, 8 May 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

Recession Wilting Mother's Day Gifts

Poor Mom! First, she cut back spending on things for herself, and now, the kids are cutting corners when it comes to her big day. With consumers spending less on Mom, flower brands are spending more to promote their products. Will it come up roses in the end? »Read more
  Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

Seven Things We're Still Doing Despite The Recession

While folks may not look forward to a trip to the dentist or to the accountant, they aren't using the recession as an excuse not to visit them. Sageworks, a provider of private company data, took a look at seven things consumers are still doing despite the economic slump. On the list, going to the dentist and visiting the accountant. »Read more
  Monday, 4 May 2009 | 2:02 PM ET

Pepsi's Challenge: What's The Right Price?

Pepsi Bottling Group rejected PepsiCo's offer, saying the bid was "grossly inadequate." Although the rejection was expected, a deal is still likely to get done. The lingering question remains: at what price? »Read more

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