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  • *PepsiCo climbs after results, Wal-Mart off on Canada plans. NEW YORK, Feb 11- The S&P 500 index finished unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an activist investor's bullish comments. Adding to the market's...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 11- Colombia's financial regulator has approved a deal under which local soft drinks maker Postobon will produce and sell Heineken beer in the Andean country through a partnership with Heineken's affiliate in Chile, the Compania Cervecerias Unidas. Postobon, Colombia's biggest non-alcoholic distributor and Chilean brewer and bottler...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors worried about how much risk they should take on while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine. Adding to the market's uncertainty, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus, while in Ukraine pro- Moscow separatists tightened the...

  • Feb 11- PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by increased sales at its Frito-Lay snack business, and said it would buy back up to $12 billion in stock by 2018.. The company also raised its annual dividend by 7.3 percent to $2.81 per share and said it expected to return $8.5 billion to $9 billion to shareholders through...

  • Feb 11- PepsiCo Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher sales at its Frito-Lay snack business, and said it would buy back shares worth up to $12 billion by 2018.. Pepsi also hiked its annual dividend by 7.3 percent to $2.81 per share and said it expects to return about $8.5- $9 billion to shareholders through dividends and buybacks...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- SABMiller is exploring the possibility of snapping up a stake in Myanmar's biggest brewer, a deal that would make it the partner of a conglomerate with ties to the former ruling military, sources familiar with the matter say. The sources, who declined to be identified because the matter is private, said SABMiller was interested.

  • Why things are looking up for Coca-Cola  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    Adam Fleck, director of Consumer Equity Research at Morningstar, discusses Coca-Cola's better-than-expected fourth quarter results, especially in North America, and describes the long term opportunities in international markets.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Coca-Cola Co raised the overall prices it charges its retail customers in North America 4 percent in the latest quarter, the company said on Tuesday, a signal to industry watchers that soft-drink rival PepsiCo probably raised prices too. Analysts said the increase PepsiCo would likely report on Wednesday would probably not be as steep, since...

  • Feb 10- Coca-Cola Co reported a slightly higher-than-expected profit on Tuesday as sales in North America, its biggest market, rose for the first time in four quarters, offsetting the impact of a stronger dollar on its overseas business. Coke's sales in North America have declined or remained flat for the last three quarters as U.S. consumers opt for healthier...

  • Feb 10- Coca-Cola Co reported a better-than-expected profit as sales in North America, its biggest market, rose for the first time in four quarters, offsetting the impact of a stronger dollar on its overseas business. Coke's sales in North America have declined or remained flat for the last three quarters as U.S. consumers opt for healthier beverages and shift...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday after two straight declining sessions, with index futures jumping after a report of a proposal for a 6- month debt extension for Greece as negotiations continued. *The European Commission said earlier it had low expectations that meetings of euro zone finance ministers and EU leaders this week would produce a final...

  • Coke KO's Q4 earnings, beats estimates  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    Ivan Feinseth, Tigress Financial Partners, breaks down Coca-Cola's quarterly numbers and weighs in on the stock's value. They need to find niche markets to grow, says Feinseth.

  • Coca-Cola profit falls 55 pct Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Feb 10- Coca-Cola Co reported a 55 percent plunge in quarterly profit as a stronger dollar hurt revenue from international markets. The world's largest beverage maker said net income attributable to shareholders fell to $770 million, or 17 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $1.71 billion, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • VANCOUVER, Feb 10- When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify. Flipping houses didn't appeal to the 39- year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver- based tech incubator to help his Chinese-born friends invest in local...

  • Soda companies set to report earnings: Predictions  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Coca Cola and Pepsico will report their earnings during this week. Bill Schmitz, managing director at Deutsche Bank, weighs in with his predictions and what may impact their report.

  • TOKYO, Feb 6- Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd aims to double revenue at its Beam spirits business to $10 billion in five years as it capitalizes on the growing popularity of drinks like whisky and bourbon and forays further into developing markets, its new president said. Suntory last year bought U.S. bourbon maker Beam for $16 billion, propelling the company to rank...

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • Don't invest in wine, just drink it: Pro  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    Alexander Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital, discusses why wine is not a good investment.

  • Jan 26- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc said it would acquire privately held rival MOM Brands Co for about $1.15 billion to expand in the growing bagged and hot cereal categories, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent. U.S. sales of bagged cereals grew 5.6 percent annually in the past four years, even though overall sales of cereals fell, Post said, quoting data...

  • Jan 26- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc said it would acquire privately held rival MOM Brands Co for about $1.15 billion in cash and stock to expand in the bagged and hot cereal categories. Post has been aggressively pursuing deals since it was spun off from Ralcorp Holdings in 2012. The cereal maker said in April that it would buy egg and dairy producer and...