Stocks PepsiCo Inc.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains why this beverage maker is a strong defensive play.

  • US Treasurys should “definitely” be shorted, as rising rates are going to be a concern once the fears over Japan and Middle East settle, according to James Shelton, CIO of Kanaly Trust.

  • Even as food prices continue to climb, the following consumer staple companies should still have pricing power, said Jonathan Feeney, senior analyst at Janney Capital Markets.

  • When the facts change, Cramer recommends re-evaluating your portfolio. In this case, he thinks it's time to get out of tech.

  • While several large banks recently announced dividend hikes, Channing Smith, vice president and co-manager of Capital Advisors, explained why companies in the tech sector are the next likely to boost dividends.

  • Soda

    Diet Coke climbed past Pepsi-Cola to become the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country, just behind Coke. It's a historic win for Coca-Cola in its decades-old rivalry with PepsiCo, but it's also a big victory for diet soft drinks, which have been steadily gaining ground as consumers shift to lower-calorie beverages.

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    It’s foolhardy to ignore warnings of short-sellers; still, in the wake of a Green Mountain, several lessons (with the caveat that there are exceptions to every rule).

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    With the surge of growth in SXSW, though, large companies have invaded the show, looking to capitalize on that same audience, to build awareness for their new products or try to woo some of those evangelists to sing their praises when they return home.  Some, though, just want to cash in on the crowd.

  • Pepsico's New Plant-Based Bottle

    PepsiCo on Tuesday unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material, which it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces its potential carbon footprint.

  • Stocks were slammed on weak China data and Spanish cuts. How should you position yourself now?

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    For the past couple years, coconut water has made a steady run at being the next big thing in the sports hydration business. The pitch? All natural, rich in electrolytes and low in calories. As yoga enthusiasts, spa goers and endurance athletes caught on, so too did the nation’s biggest beverage companies.

  • Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Washington Post columnist John Pomfret argues the recent test flight of the J-20 stealth fighter just hours before U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with Chinese President Hu Jintao was a blunt challenge by the military establishment to Hu's power.  Pomfret surmises there is chaos within China's political circles because it appeared to Gates that Hu did not know of the test. Pomfret's hypothesis would certainly be a scary if true.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Sheen joined Twitter yesterday and within hours amassed hundreds of thousands of followers before he sent a single tweet. Now he claims nearly 900,000 followers, making him one of the fastest-rising Tweeters ever. But Sheen didn't make this move on his own.

  • For traders who game day to day moves in the market, there are two key take away points from Ben Bernanke's comments.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Consumer food stocks from Hershey and Kraft Foods to McDonald's and Starbucks say that rising commodity costs are eating into their bottom lines.

  • A farm laborer works at a cotton factory in Korla city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

    Many big companies, facing higher raw material costs, say they cannot hold off any longer and must raise prices to protect some profits. The NYT reports.

  • Plus, his calls on The Hain Celestial Group and Hudson City Bancorp.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Satellite imagery, used to track traffic at the parking lots of Wal-Mart stores, contributed to UBS's downgrade of the retailer's stock, retail analyst Neil Currie told CNBC Thursday.