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  • The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?

  • If you really believe Greece is in the clear and China’s planners are better maestros than Greenspan, this stock may be a play.

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    Coca-Cola's decision to purchase their North American bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises is not a reversal of company strategy, but will allow both companies to strengthen their partnership and business in the North American and European markets, Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola's CEO told CNBC Thursday.

  • Warren Buffett

    In a great interview with the "Squawk" crew today Warren Buffett left no doubt where he stands on Kraft’s pending purchase of Cadbury for more than $19 billion in cash and stock.

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    With Avatar opening at 12:01 am on Friday, everyone's waiting to see if the much-anticipated movie lives up to the hype, and how it performs at the box office. I got a sneak preview last week -- it certainly didn't disappoint me -- I was particularly wowed by the intricate, beautiful world James Cameron creates -- but we'll see if the live action-computer generated 3-D hybrid pulls everyone else in.

  • A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    Coca-Cola products will soon be available again in Costco stores. The world's largest beverage maker says a pricing dispute with the wholesale club operator has been settled.

  • The head of Coca Cola's bottling and distribution company in France has committed suicide, for reasons that are for the moment unknown, French daily Le Figaro reported Tuesday.

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    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.

  • At the end of the day CNBC confirmed that the Treasury Department was considering a plan to revitalize the home market by reducing mortgage rates for new home loans. the hope: get rates as low as 4.5 percent.

  • China Central Television's auction of its primetime ad time Tuesday yielded nearly $1.4 billion in revenue, 15 percent more than last year. This Chinese version of the American upfront ad sales period attracted global companies like Coca-Cola who have become more committed to the growing economy since the Olympics.

  • With the stock market down hundreds of points one day and up nearly as much the next, what should you do with your money?

  • Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);

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    Mainstream advertisers normally gravitate toward wholesome characters from mainstream shows that steer clear of hot buttons. But in recent months, big brands like Coca-Cola, Subway and White Castle have been borrowing for their marketing efforts characters from “Family Guy,” which has been criticized for everything from anti-Semitism and sexism to homophobia and overall disgustingness, the New York Times reports.

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    Gatorade, which is owned by Pepsi, confirmed today that it signed a licensing deal with Tiger Woods. Last month, Golfweek Magazine reported that it was a five-year deal and that it could be worth up to $100 mill

  • New Gatorade G2

    Pepsi announced today a group of new products, including G2, a Gatorade with half the calories of your normal variety Gatorade. While Pepsi called this innovative and new, it's actually part of a strategy that failed more 25 years ago.

  • Buick scales back on Tiger Woods modeling

    Here’s the number one question I always get: Who’s the best endorser in sports? And the right answer is, there isn’t one. What people have to remember is that endorsements are a partnership and if the product doesn’t make sense with the athlete, then it doesn’t work. There’s also an economic threshold to endorsements that is never talked about. Athletes can affect purchasing decision, but only to a certain extent.

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    There's way too much to talk about today, but I'm leading it off with the Jim Stewart 400 because I think the folks at Diageo have been shortchanged because of the fight and the Derby -- and maybe even the Mavericks getting schooled.If you haven't heard about it, the NASCAR Nextel Cup race this weekend is actually named after a fan. The folks at Diageo, who bought the race for their Crown Royal brand, had an essay contest in which 15,000 fans wrote in their favorite life moment worthy of toasting with the drink.

  • PepsiCo, the world's No. 2 soft drink company, plans to double its workforce in China over the next half decade as it fights for a larger slice of the growing market, Chief Executive Indra Nooyi said on Tuesday.

  • Mergers and would be-mergers, housing starts and producer prices could all influence the market today. Stocks look a bit weak on the opening after clinging to small gains yesterday that put the Dow at another record.

  • C0ca-Cola said Monday it has reached an agreement under which several of its bottlers would dismiss two lawsuits against the world's largest soft-drink company and two of its largest bottlers.