Here's an ugly reversal of an old story: A rapidly growing number of parents are asking their kids to co-sign on expensive car leases. Advice for the children: Just say no.
Bottlers declared guidelines to cut sugary drinks in kids' diets a success, claiming a 95% drop in full-calorie sodas shipped to schools and a 72% cut in all drink types. Yet sales haven't suffered and childhood obesity and diabetes rates climb unabated. So what's happening to all that soda?