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  • Coke's new stock plan: Pay for peformance Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Coca-Cola adopted new guidelines for its 2014 equity plan, the beverage giant announced on Wednesday, in an effort to incentivize performance.

  • Club Coffee is seeking $600 million in damages and said Keurig was spreading "baseless and disparaging lies" about competitors' coffee pods to mislead consumers and coerce third parties into exclusive agreements. Club Coffee said it made coffee pods for Keurig brewers and sold them at lower prices than Keurig's own K-Cup packs.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- For the first time in three years, Daniel Streetman is buying coffee beans in bulk from Colombia, exploiting low comparative prices and reflecting new flexibility by U.S. roasters who had become over reliant on a single country for premium arabica. Instead he bought more from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 AM ET

    YONGNING COUNTY, China— France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite still is red, a color associated with health and good luck.

  • Dunkin' Brands chairman and CEO Nigel Travis, explains why the Tim Horton's - Burger King merger is an opportunity for Dunkin', and shares his view of minimum wage.

  • Dunkin CEO celebrates National Coffee Day     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Dunkin' Brands chairman and CEO Nigel Travis, discusses the new dark roast coffee, and his take on competition with Starbucks.

  • SWIRE PACIFIC UNIT WORKERS STRIKE, CALL FOR HK LEADER TO STEP. HONG KONG, Sept 29- About 200 workers at Swire Beverage, a unit of Hong Kong conglomerate Swire Pacific and a major bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, went on strike on Monday in support of pro-democracy protesters in the city, a union representative said.

  • New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters. Data released by the Reserve Bank showed it sold 521 million New Zealand dollars during August.

  • Brown-Forman plans distillery in Louisville Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand. "As demand for high-quality bourbon continues to increase, the Old Forester Distillery will enable us to expand capacity," Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga said in a statement.

  • University launches beer-making program Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this week announced plans to launch the program in fall 2015, aimed particularly at supporting and boosting the state's fast-growing craft brewing industry, now a $1 billion- plus annual business.

  • Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 24- Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    GM says China sales this year expected to top 3.1 million, Cadillac sales of 70,000 US, California release plan seeking to minimize desert damage from big solar, wind projects Asian stock markets tempered by weak Europe data, Wall Street slide Political turmoil, military conflict fail to boost price of oil as supplies remain plenty World Trade Organization cuts global trade growth forecasts for this year and next $8 billion proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to Los Angeles area within a decade Administration limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate on corporate tax avoidance Citizens Financial raises about $3 billion in IPO at $21.50 a share, below the expected range Companies pursuing overseas tax dodge stung as US attempts to curb the practice New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts payout forecast amid volatility

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    US, California release plan seeking to minimize desert damage from big solar, wind projects Asian stock markets tempered by weak Europe data, Wall Street slide Political turmoil, military conflict fail to boost price of oil as supplies remain plenty World Trade Organization cuts global trade growth forecasts for this year and next $8 billion proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to Los Angeles area within a decade Administration limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate on corporate tax avoidance Citizens Financial raises about $3 billion in IPO at $21.50 a share, below the expected range Companies pursuing overseas tax dodge stung as US attempts to curb the practice New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts payout forecast amid volatility Amazon to begin collecting sales tax from Minnesota customers starting Oct. 1

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:33 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    US, California release plan seeking to minimize desert damage from big solar, wind projects Asian stock markets tempered by weak Europe data, Wall Street slide Political turmoil, military conflict fail to boost price of oil as supplies remain plenty World Trade Organization cuts global trade growth forecasts for this year and next $8 billion proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to Los Angeles area within a decade Administration limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate on corporate tax avoidance Citizens Financial raises about $3 billion in IPO at $21.50 a share, below the expected range Companies pursuing overseas tax dodge stung as US attempts to curb the practice New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts payout forecast amid volatility Amazon to begin collecting sales tax from Minnesota customers starting Oct. 1

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    US, California release plan seeking to minimize desert damage from big solar, wind projects Global stock markets fall as stagnation in Europe, airstrikes in Syria worry investors Political turmoil, military conflict fail to boost price of oil as supplies remain plenty World Trade Organization cuts global trade growth forecasts for this year and next $8 billion proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to Los Angeles area within a decade Administration limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate on corporate tax avoidance Citizens Financial raises about $3 billion in IPO at $21.50 a share, below the expected range Companies pursuing overseas tax dodge stung as US attempts to curb the practice New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts payout forecast amid volatility Amazon to begin collecting sales tax from Minnesota customers starting Oct. 1

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:34 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:34 PM ET

    US, California release plan seeking to minimize desert damage from big solar, wind projects Global stock markets fall as stagnation in Europe, airstrikes in Syria worry investors Political turmoil, military conflict fail to boost price of oil as supplies remain plenty World Trade Organization cuts global trade growth forecasts for this year and next $8 billion proposal aims to send Wyoming wind energy to Los Angeles area within a decade Administration limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate on corporate tax avoidance Citizens Financial raises about $3 billion in IPO at $21.50 a share, below the expected range Companies pursuing overseas tax dodge stung as US attempts to curb the practice New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posts record revenue but cuts payout forecast amid volatility Amazon to begin collecting sales tax from Minnesota customers starting Oct. 1

  • Fonterra posts revenue jump; cuts forecast payout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:34 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posted record revenue Wednesday but signaled a tougher year ahead for farmers by cutting its projected payout to them. In a presentation Wednesday, Fonterra said the drop was caused by increased production in Europe and the U.S. coupled with slowing growth in demand from China.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 22- Beer prices in North America may rise next year as brewers and maltsters face higher costs after cold, wet weather damaged Canadian barley crops and left farmers and tipplers crying in their beer. "Prices up means our costs go up and beer prices ultimately go up," said Neil Herbst, co-owner of Edmonton- based Alley Kat Brewery.

  • Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    The alliance of major companies including Nestle and Google aims to create tens of thousands additional jobs— or apprenticeships and internships that lead to jobs— over the next several years.

  • Independence 'risky' for Whisky producers?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    David Frost, CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association, says the Scottish Whisky industry is worried about the impact independence would have on the sector - especially on exports.