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America's 7 Most Profitable Products

Successful companies may become giants, with large catalogs of products, but they frequently rely heavily on just one brand for a major chunk of their sales and profits.

Coke Touts Its Anti-Obesity Role - As It Lobbies for Giant Sodas

Coca-Cola's latest ad is 2-minute commercial touting it's commitment to reducing obesity by offering diet alternatives and smaller portion sizes. So why is the beverage giant also pouring money into a campaign to overturn New York City's ban on giant-sized, sugary drinks?

These Machines Are Making Coke and Pepsi Quake

More and more consumers are sidestepping the soda aisles at the supermarket, choosing instead to conveniently make carbonated beverages at home. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, here are five reasons that may change sooner than you think.

Dow 13,000: What It Means to You

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 13,005, the first time it had crossed the 13,000 line since its plummet as the nation sank into financial crisis. But what is the Dow, anyway? And what are these "points" it's measured in? Allow us to explain...

10 Firms in the 'Ultimate Stock Pickers' Portfolio

There's a lot of overlap among the holdings of Morningstar's 26 highly rated funds, and these 10 stocks top the list. So if you want to follow the pros, consider these -- all of them mega-cap stocks and ultra-conservative buys.

8 Brands That Blew the Most Money on Super Bowl Ads

Between 2002 and 2011, companies spent a whopping $2.5 billion on Super Bowl advertising; this year, a 30-second commercial cost an average of $3.5 million. But what do you get for all that cash. In the case of these eight major advertisers, not as much as they'd hoped.

Do Super Bowl Ads Score for Their Companies' Stocks?

The Patriots and Giants will interrupt the entertainment to run some football plays, but everyone knows the Super Bowl is all about the commercials, and at $3.5 million for 30 seconds, sponsors must think they'll get their money's worth. But will their shareholders feel the same way?

Coke's New Juice Flavor: Fungicide?

Coca-Cola has never shied away from trying new variations of its classic beverage. The company also is known for adding flavorful twists like lime and lemon to its drinks. But last week, both Coke and archrival Pepsi revealed that a more disturbing addition had made its way into their drinks: fungicide.

Apple Boots Nokia Out of Top 10 Brands List

On the 2012 Interbrand list of the world's most valuable brands, the top seven are the same as in 2011, with Coca-Cola leading the way. Then we get to No. 8. That spot used to be held by wireless phone giant Nokia, but Apple has knocked it down -- way down.

The 5 Dow Stocks Every Dividend Lover Should Own

Millions of investors have discovered how profitable dividend stocks can be, and it's not hard to find great companies for your dividend portfolio. Here are the five Dow stocks that best combine high dividends with a consistent track record of gains.

You Know What's Overrated? Retirement

There are several major flaws in the classic "retirement as a goal" scenario, but you're not locked into it. If you've avoided major debt and have an education that allows you the freedom to re-imagine the concept, you could completely change your life.

Your Starbucks Fix Is About to Cost More

If your New Year's resolution was to pinch more pennies, Starbucks has some bad news. The coffee king is raising prices due to rising costs of coffee and milk. And they aren't the only restaurant chain getting ready to pass higher expenses on to their customers.

Coke Fans See Red Over Seasonal White Cans

Usually, soda drinkers are more concerned about what's in their cans than what's on them, but Coca-Cola's seasonal white can design has created a fizzy uproar. Many customers are confusing them with Diet Coke, while others claim the cola in them tastes "funky."

And the No. 1 Brand in the World Is ...

Global consulting firm Interbrand recently released its annual list of the top 100 Global Brands. And if you take three guesses as to the most popular brand in the world, there's a good chance you'll get it on the first try.

Should Coca-Cola Raise Its Prices?

Rafi Mohammed, author of The Art of Pricing, says Coca-Cola is selling itself short. Some of its beverages, such as Coke Zero, could be priced higher, potentially raising the company's margin and profit. But in the Cola Wars, could higher prices cause a customer retreat?

Diet Coke Can to Get a New Look

Coca-Cola is reportedly giving the diet drink the gift of a limited edition makeover. We'll have to wait until September to get our hands on it but click inside to learn more about Coke's planned changes.