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Coke CEO Tells How Beverage Giant Got Back on Track

The CEO of the Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, still believes the U.S. is "a great market for growth." Says Muhtar Kent: "We believe that everything that we've done to course-correct in the U.S. in the last three years is working."

PepsiCo Earnings Preview: Soda, Snack Icon Keeps Growing

PepsiCo will announce its second-quarter numbers on Tuesday, and analysts expect earnings per share of $1.07 to $1.10, up from $1.02 a year earlier. If they're right, it will mark a continuation of the company's stable period of success. But PepsiCo's management is thinking bigger.

What Will This Week's Earnings Signal?

After the Dow's 261-point belly flop to end last week on what were, after all, better-than-expected bank earnings, investors may be forgiven for feeling rather queasy after checking out this week's earnings calendar, which includes 120 of the S&P 500.

Shhh: 10 Make-or-Break Trade Secrets

Every company promises a better product -- a better burger, a better search engine, a better hotel room. For these companies, their secret for a superior product is worth millions -- or even billions.

Healthy Boost for Dividends
in the First Quarter

U.S. corporate dividends are showing a dramatic turnaround just one year after recording their worst quarter in history. S&P reports that 399 companies added $6.4 billion to dividends in the first quarter. By contrast, 367 companies cut dividends by a record $43.8 billion in the first of quarter 2009.

Coke Gets Lots of Pop from China and India

With America mired in recession, beverage giant Coca-Cola relied on its large global operations to pick up the slack. And its laser focus on the two big international markets where the growth is -- India and China -- paid off smartly in the fourth quarter.

Coke Shines in New Solar Deal

Coca-Cola announced another major green initiative, as the world's biggest beverage company pushes ahead with an aggressive green agenda. Coca-Cola will place a three megawatt solar installation on rooftops of two Coca-Cola buildings in Spain.