If you don't like coffee or tea, PepsiCo has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up. Kickstart has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.
It's still unclear what lawmakers will do to address $7 trillion in looming tax increases and spending cuts. If they do nothing by Dec. 31, here's what will happen.
It may seem hard to save money for retirement: Fully 76% of Americans have saved less than $100,000, and 56% have saved less than $25,000. But once you learn how Oseola McCarty managed to set aside so much with so little, you'll see how few excuses you have.
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.
There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially now that the market is hitting multiyear highs. Let's go over some of the news that will help shape the week that lies ahead.
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?
When it launches next month, the Plastic Disclosure Project -- which surprisingly has strong backing from investors -- plans to expose corporations that are contributing to plastic waste when it launches next month.
As food prices continue to rise, many food companies are shrinking packages instead of raising item prices. But don't be fooled: You're definitely paying more for less.
It should be pretty quiet on the economic calendar this week, with only a few national reports due out. But iconic companies Walt Disney, Coca-Cola and Hasbro, among others, are scheduled to report quarterly results.
Alcoa, Marriott and Yum! Brands to kick off the third-quarter earnings season with modest earnings growth, while jobs numbers could be mixed.
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.
When the state of California announced that a marijuana legalization measure would be on the state's November ballot, the ensuing discussion covered a range of topics from medicine to morality. But few pundits brought up the biggest factor of them all: money. With a potential market of millions of pot smokers, decriminalization of marijuana could open the door to a vast, largely-untapped market for smoking paraphernalia, accessories and other lifestyle accoutrements.
PepsiCo will stop selling its full-sugar drinks in primary and secondary schools around the world by 2012.
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?
PepsiCo reported solid earnings Thursday of $3.77 per share in 2009, and said it sees double-digit earnings growth in 2010, which suggests a strengthening global economy in the year ahead.
Investors hope to see "more of the same" when PepsiCo reports fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday morning: sports/health drink and snack sales holding their own in developed markets, and increased carbonated beverage sales in key emerging markets in Latin America and Asia.