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  • US STOCKS-Wall St to edge higher after earnings, data Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data.

  • KO's CEO: Aspartame is safe     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola, reaffirms the safety of aspartame and discusses the launch of stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life in Argentina and Chile.

  • *Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and manufacturing.

  • KO's CEO: We are getting our momentum back     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola, discusses his company's quarterly results. We are improving in key markets like China and Brazil, says Kent.

  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. Gary Fayard, the company's outgoing chief financial officer, attributed the decline in sodas partly to the timing of Easter, which falls in the second quarter this year instead of the first.

  • Coca-Cola profit falls 8 pct Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    April 15- Coca-Cola Co reported an 8 percent fall in quarterly net earnings after a decline in volumes in Europe and the sale of its bottling operations in Brazil. The company's net income attributable to shareholders fell to $1.62 billion, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 28 from $1.75 billion, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • KO reports Q1 results     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Bill Schmitz, Deutsche Bank Securities, dissects Coca Cola's quarterly numbers. All of the growth of the company comes internationally, says Schmitz.

  • *Problems in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia. LONDON, April 15- SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by sales, posted a modest rise in full-year lager sales volumes following troubles in a number of African markets that have been fueling growth for the past few years.

  • *WH Group, shareholders seeking $5.3 bln in Hong Kong IPO. HONG KONG, April 14- Two senior executives of China's biggest pork producer WH Group Ltd received a combined $600 million payout for helping the Chinese company seal last year's record $4.9 billion takeover of U.S.-based Smithfield Foods Inc, an unusually high incentive for an acquisition.

  • The Kentucky Derby's $1,000 mint julep Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    $1k & $2k mint julep glasses from Brown-Forman for the Kentucky Derby

    This is the ninth year for the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep, but each time the concoction features a different Derby-related theme.

  • WH Group and some of its shareholders launched an up to $5.3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong last week, the second-biggest ever listing by a food and beverage company. Yang Zhijun, an executive director in charge of investment, merger and acquisitions and financing for WH Group, was issued another 245.6 million ordinary shares.

  • *France looking to expand business ties to Latin America. HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

  • HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister arrived in Cuba on Saturday for a brief but historic visit, the first by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m..

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9- A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda pop.

  • Beer sales fuel Constellation Q4 rise     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Rob Sands, Constellation Brands president & CEO, talks about the acquiring U.S. ownership of the Modelo Corona brand and its contribution to the company's strong quarterly earnings.

  • April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • Analyst lowers rating on Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. declined Tuesday as an analyst lowered her rating on the beverage company, saying she believes it is overexposed to the U.S. carbonated soft drink category. Like other soft drink companies, Dr. Pepper Snapple has been dealing with Americans cutting back on both regular soda and diet soda.

  • LONDON, April 8- Forced by the UK High Court to put the safety-catch back on its "bazooka" solution to long load-out queues, the London Metal Exchange has just unveiled the other weapons in its arsenal.

  • Atlantic City casino earnings down 35 percent Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Not even a boost from Internet gambling money and the comparison with an extremely slow period after Superstorm Sandy could prevent Atlantic City's casinos from seeing a big decline in their earnings in 2013..

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