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  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll arrived at the amount the company must pay John Ferolito and a trust set up for his son after...

  • *Company cites poor summer weather in China. LONDON, Oct 14- Poor summer weather in China hit SABMiller's lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales helped boost revenues at the world's second biggest beer maker. Soft drinks account for 20 percent of SABMiller's sales volumes, but are far less profitable than beer.

  • DUBAI, Oct 13- Most major stock markets in the Middle East rebounded on Monday, led by bourses in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, as global equities stabilised and several companies in the region reported strong quarterly earnings. The main indexes in Dubai and Saudi Arabia plunged 6.5 percent. But although Dubai tumbled as much as 2.7 percent early on Monday, it closed 1.9...

  • *Saudi Arabia reopens after week-long holiday. DUBAI, Oct 12- Stock markets across the Middle East tumbled on Sunday, led by Dubai and Saudi Arabia where the main indexes sank 6.5 percent, as declines on global bourses and falling oil prices sparked a broad sell-off in the region. Global markets took a big hit on Friday as investors fled to the safety of government...

  • US STOCKS-Coca-Cola stays bubbly amid market rout Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Friday, but consumer staples rose amid the market uncertainty, with beverage giant Coca-Cola Co again lifting the sector. "Investors are seeking to get more defensive, and that means buying high-quality names like Coca-Cola," said David Carter, chief investment officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- PepsiCo Inc raised its full-year earnings forecast and said snack sales helped its quarterly profit beat expectations, sending its shares up more than 1 percent in morning trading on Thursday. PepsiCo contended its current strategy was working and that it has exceeded analysts' estimates for earnings per share for 11 quarters in a row.

  • Behind PepsiCo's pop     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Discussing PepsiCo's earnings and margin expansion, with John Faucher, JPMorgan senior analyst.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- PepsiCo Inc raised its full-year earnings forecast and said snack sales helped its quarterly profit beat expectations, sending its shares up more than 1 percent in premarket trading. PepsiCo, which sells Frito-Lay snacks as well as beverage brands like Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said it earned a net income of $2 billion, or $1.32 a share, in the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Alcoa Inc and PepsiCo Inc were among Thursday's biggest premarket movers, with both rallying on strong results. Aluminum maker Alcoa jumped 1.6 percent to $16.32, a day after its third-quarter earnings beat expectations on higher aluminum prices and lower costs. The results contributed to a positive tone on Wall Street as Alcoa was one of the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- PepsiCo Inc raised its full-year earnings per share guidance and said that its quarterly profit increased as the company's snack sales rose. The company, which sells Frito-Lay snacks as well as beverage brands like Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said that net income was $2 billion, or $1.32 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 6, up from $1.9 billion,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- PepsiCo Inc said on Thursday that it was raising its full-year earnings per share guidance as its quarterly profit rose on strong snack sales. The company, which sells Frito-Lay snacks as well as beverage brands like Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said that net income was $2 billion, or $1.32 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 6, up from $1.9 billion,...

  • PepsiCo raises full-year forecast     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    Beverage and snack maker PepsiCo reported quarterly profit of $1.36 per share on a revenue beat of $17.22 billion, with CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Check this out: Red Bull may owe you money     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    If you bought a Red Bull in the last 12 years, you could be owed $10, reports CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • Analyst likes both Coke & PepsiCo     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Discussing the best bets in the beverage sector, with William Schmitz, Deutsche Bank equity analyst.

  • Soda stocks popping     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the beverage industry group within the S&P 500 is the single best industry group this past month.

  • The stevia soda wars     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    What is stevia, and is it safe as a sweetening ingredient? Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, discusses the market for zero calorie naturally sweetened drinks versus diet soda.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Tuesday, with major indexes falling 1 percent in heavy trading, as weak data out of Germany raised concerns about the strength of global growth ahead of the start of earnings season. Joy Global Inc fell 4.2 percent to $51.69 while Caterpillar Inc lost 3.4 percent to $94.70 as the biggest decliner on the Dow.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Shares of Coca-Cola Co rose to their highest level since 1998 on Tuesday, bucking the downward trend of the broader market. The beverage giant rose 0.7 percent to $43.90, moving within a dollar of its all-time intraday high of $44.44, hit on July 15, 1998. In a sign of the market's recent weakness, there has not been a day when the number of highs on the NYSE...

  • Responsible drinking—beyond the bartender: CEO Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    A beer vendor at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.

    Beyond bartenders, we need to build a culture of responsible drinking, says Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito.

  • Oct 2- Constellation Brands Inc on Thursday said that it was expanding capacity at its brewery in Mexico to increase its share of the market for import beers in the United States. The company will acquire from Anheuser-Busch InBev. a glass production plant in Nava, Mexico for $300 million, pending approval from regulators. Last year, as part of ABInBev's...