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U.S. stock index futures held their gains Wednesday following a pair of economic reports, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at multi-year highs.
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*RedPrairie to buy JDA for $45 per share. Nov 1- JDA Software Group Inc, a maker of supply-chain management software, agreed to be bought by privately held rival RedPrairie for about $1.9 billion in cash.
The study comes fast on the heels of news that U.S. health regulators are investigating reports of five deaths that may be associated with Monster Beverage Corp's Monster Energy drink.
PLANO, Texas-- Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc.' s net income climbed 16 percent in the third quarter as the company continued to raise prices. The company, which makes 7 Up, Sunkist, Mott's and other drinks, earned $179 million, or 84 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30. That's up from $154 million, or 71 cents per share, a year ago.
Oct 9- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. The Snapple K-Cup pack iced teas will be available in the United States and Canada in spring 2013, with Vue packs to follow, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Single-serve coffee pods are expected to reach $959.1 million in retail sales this year, up 32 percent, according to Euromonitor International.
Oct 9- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. *BP Plc said Monday it has sold the large Texas City refinery, scene of a fatal industrial accident in 2005, to Marathon Petroleum Corp in a deal worth up to $2.5 billion.
Oct 9- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. The deal, which complements similar ones with Starbucks, Dunkin' Brands Group Inc and Caribou Coffee Co, comes as Green Mountain is working to fend off competition from lower-cost rivals, including private-label manufacturers.
NEW YORK, Oct 8- Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc and other beverage makers will begin displaying the calorie count of drinks sold in vending machines next year, a U.S. soda industry group said on Monday.
SUGAR SHOCK: Coco-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. say they'll start posting calorie counts on vending machines starting next year. A LITTLE CONTEXT: The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require restaurant chains and vending machines to post calorie information.
"They're seeing the writing on the wall and want to say that it's corporate responsibility," said Mike Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety and nutrition.
NEW YORK-- As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, the beverage industry is rolling new vending machines that display just how many calories are in its drinks. The vending machines will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before rolling out nationally.
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Better times may be ahead for U.S. beverage stocks, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Dara Mohsenian. He upgraded his rating on the beverage sector to “attractive” from “in-line,” citing improving trends for carbonated beverages.
Take a look at some of Monday's morning movers:
The pace of the decline in soda sales quickened in 2011, despite growth in the overall beverage market.
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A busy Friday, and several cross currents influencing the markets. The reports of imminent euro zone downgrades definitely gave everyone pause, but futures did not take another leg down.
Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers: