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  • Coca-Cola: Diet Coke still struggling in US Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola says sales of Diet Coke are still sliding as people continue gravitating toward foods they feel are fresh. Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America, attributed the drink's declining sales to the move away from diet and frozen products in recent years, with people reaching for options they consider to be fresh or natural.

  • NEW YORK— Coca-Cola says people are shelling out more money for its drinks, thanks to a mix of reinvigorated marketing and mini-cans and glass bottles that tend to cost more. The Atlanta- based company, known for more than a century's worth of ads such as "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke," says the stepped-up quality and quantity of its advertising is helping it command...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 29- Coca-Cola Co shareholders on Wednesday approved the beverage maker's pay for top executives by a lower-than-average margin in the face of concerns by large proxy advisers. Coke said preliminary results from its annual shareholders meeting in Atlanta showed 80.4 percent of votes cast were in favor of its executive compensation,...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 29- Coca-Cola Co's shareholders on Wednesday approved the beverage maker's pay for top executives, but by a lower-than-average margin in the face of concerns by large proxy advisers. Semler Brossy Managing Director Todd Sirras called the result at Coke "a solid B," and said it is "hard to say" whether the figure will lead Coke to make more...

  • April 22- Coca-Cola Co on Wednesday reported better than expected profit and revenue, helped by price increases in North America, as the beverage maker struggles to grow amid sluggish demand for soda. It kept its 2015 forecast unchanged Wednesday and said it will spend up to $3 billion this year buying back stock. The company has said it is targeting $3 billion in...

  • March 12- Coca-Cola Co said on Thursday its chief executive declined a $2.5 million bonus in 2014 while other top-level employees received lower-than-expected compensation as the world's largest soda maker struggles to boost revenues amid sluggish demand for soft drinks. While Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent's total compensation, which includes...

  • UPDATE 1-Coke CEO compensation rose 23 pct last year Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    March 12- Coca-Cola Co said its chief executive earned $25.2 million in total compensation in 2014, about 23 percent higher than the previous year, while declining a bonus as the company implements a new cost-cutting plan and tries to boost growth. The company said in October it had adopted new guidelines limiting its executive pay plan for this year, after its...

  • Coke CEO took 23 pct higher compensation last year Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    March 12- Coca-Cola Co said Chief Executive Muhtar Kent earned $25.2 million in compensation in 2014, about 23 percent higher than the previous year. The company said in October it had adopted new guidelines limiting its executive pay plan from this year, after its outsized employee share rewards were criticized by investors including Warren Buffett.

  • Former Coca-Cola executive Donald Keough dies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    Feb 24- Donald Keough, Coca-Cola Co's COO and president during the company's intense "cola war" days with PepsiCo Inc in the' 80 s, has died at the age of 88.. Keough, who came to Coke following the purchase of Duncan Foods in 1960, rose through the ranks and became president and chief operating officer in 1981.. Goizueta and Keough replaced the Coca-Cola formula for the...

  • 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...

  • Lightning Round: Time to sell Facebook? Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Cramer Remix: Calling for this CEO's head Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:12 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    This Buffett-backed executive isn’t getting any special treatment from Mad Money host Jim Cramer

  • Cramer: Hey, haters! Back off of Yahoo Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    Jim Cramer recognizes the wins that Marissa Mayer has made during her tenure as Yahoo CEO.

  • Cramer calls for Coke chiefs head Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    Coca-Cola Coke

    Jim Cramer takes a deep dive into the earnings release for Coca-Cola, and has had enough of the excuses from Muhtar Kent.

  • Coca-Cola reports revenue miss Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Coca-Cola reports revenue miss

    John Faucher, JPMorgan beverage analyst, breaks down the company's quarterly numbers and shares his thoughts on the Coke's plans to cut costs.

  • Beware of drinking Coca-Cola's Kool-Aid Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    An electronic billboard advertising Coca-Cola in Medford, Massachusetts

    Coca-Cola showed a slight improvement in soda sales trends in the first quarter. But it a real turnaround may be a ways off.

  • Coke corporate shakeup reveals possible successor Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 3:47 PM ET
    J. Alexander M. "Sandy" Douglas Jr.

    The departure of a possible Coca-Cola chief executive has put the global chief customer officer in contention to eventually succeed CEO Muhtar Kent.

  • 7 reasons why the market is topping: Doug Kass Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Douglas Kass at the Reach poker tournament in New York.

    Doug Kass says the market is currently making a top. Here are his seven reasons why.

  • Coca-Cola's profit up even as sales disappoint Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The Coca-Cola Co. has a formula for growth in the volatile economic climate: sell more of its drinks in emerging markets and evolve its stable of products at home, where concerns over sugary drinks are intensifying.

  • Change the Tax Code, Level the Field: Coca-Cola CEO Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
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    The U.S. needs comprehensive tax reform "so that U.S. corporations, small, medium-size and large, can have a level playing field," Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent told CNBC Thursday.