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Pepsi Earnings Will Hold Clues About Economy

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.

Pepsi plans to buy bottlers

For years, Pepsi (PEP) has owned its brands but its bottlers made and distributed them around the country. It is an odd system that breaks two...