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Coke Profit Tops Expectations, Helped by Price Hikes

April 22, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks said its global volume rose 1 percent, reflecting gains in both soda and non-carbonated drinks.

A Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

April 21, 2015 9:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey was overweight and struggling to stay focused. Many adventures later, his "bio-hacking" endeavors led him to create Bulletproof Coffee, a brew he claims gives you steady energy throughout the day and suppresses your appetite for hours. 

Authorities Close to Revealing Details of Bourbon Theft

April 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mystery of who's been spiriting away barrels of Kentucky bourbon might soon have a resolution, as authorities seem close to revealing details about a possible theft ring.

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Heaven in Four Words: Salted Brownie Caramel Beer

April 17, 2015 11:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

When you think of the classic food pairings, the old friends of peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs probably come to mind. What about beer and ice cream? Ben & Jerry's is teaming up with Colorado's New Belgium Brewery to bring us Salted Caramel Brownie Beer.

Coke vs. Pepsi: Battle of the Tea

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

As the soda market flattens, CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.

Rising Popularity of Green Tea Jolt in US

April 16, 2015 9:15 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Tea sales in the U.S. have increased five-fold in 25 years to more than $10 billion a year. The trendy import from ancient Japan is poised to break through, thanks to its caffeine kick and health benefits. Vinita Nair reports on the specialty brew.

Forest Service Examines Long-Expired Nestlé Water Permit

April 15, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.

Tech Tastes Wine: When Start-Ups and Investors Meet Over Great Wines

April 15, 2015 10:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The goal of Tech Tastes Wine is to introduce tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts for collaboration and investments - and at the same time learn more about fine wines, the wine industry, and new technologies for the food, fashion, and wine sectors.

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Sheriff: Purloined Bourbon May Involve Multiple Suspects

April 15, 2015 9:00 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whoever stole five heavy barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon from a Kentucky warehouse may have taken a lot more liquor than previously thought and the case could result in multiple indictments, according to the sheriff investigating the whodunit mystery in the world's bourbon-making hub.

This Beer is Literally Out of This World

April 14, 2015 1:10 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

Coke to Return First Names to Bottles

April 14, 2015 12:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company announced Tuesday that first names will return to its soda bottles as part of an expanded packaging campaign beginning May 1.

How Did Single-Serve Coffee Become the 'In' Thing?

April 14, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Kevin Sullivan, chief technology officer at Keurig Green Mountain, maker of single-serve coffee machines, got his start in aerospace and defense. He talks to Susan Spencer about the high-tech challenge, and how coffee pods are now used in a third of all U.S. homes.

MillerCoors to Open 2nd Small Blue Moon Brewery in Denver

April 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Blue Moon Brewing Company | News | Comments

MillerCoors is building a second small brewery in Denver for its Blue Moon Belgian-style wheat beer. The brewery will develop and test new Blue Moon recipes and also include a tasting room and outdoor space for events.

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NY Lawmakers Mull Warning Labels on Sugary Beverages

April 14, 2015 8:00 am | by DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Pepsi to Replace Coke in NBA Marketing Deal

April 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi. The league said Monday that it's struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola.

New Evidence For How Green Tea, Apples Can Protect Health

April 13, 2015 9:00 am | by NORWICH BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTES | News | Comments

In this study, Dr. Paul Kroon and his team at IFR have shown that polyphenols in green tea and apples block a signaling molecule called VEGF, which in the body can trigger atherosclerosis and is a target for some anti-cancer drugs.

International Space Station About to Get Caffeine High

April 13, 2015 8:35 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.

VIDEO: Texas Wineries Pour Ingenuity Into Wild West

April 10, 2015 10:35 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

When you think American wines, your taste buds might expect something from Napa or Sonoma, but it might be time to raise a glass to Texas. Manuel Bojorquez reports on winemakers in the Lone Star State.

Mountain Dew Brings Back 'Baja Blast' and Introduces New 'Sangrita Blast'

April 9, 2015 12:20 pm | by Mountain Dew | News | Comments

You begged for it, you dyed your hair blue for it, you even bathed in it – and Mountain Dew heard you loud and clear. The tropical lime flavored beverage — which was introduced 11 years ago exclusively at Taco Bell — will hit shelves nationwide starting on April 20.

Bacardi to Lay Off 10 Percent of North American Workforce

April 9, 2015 11:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bermudan spirits giant Bacardi indicated it would lay off about 10 percent of its employees in North America this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Consumer Group Asks FDA, FTC to Investigate Soda Giants For False Advertising

April 9, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

How can diet sodas be advertised as "diet" products when artificial sweeteners are linked to weight gain? That's what one consumer advocacy group is eager to know.

Rye is on the Rise: A New Whiskey Trend That Goes With the Grain

April 8, 2015 12:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A little bit lighter and spicier tasting than bourbon, rye whiskey is made, obviously, from rye, a grass related to wheat. Where bourbon has to be made from at least 51 percent corn, rye must be at least 51 percent rye.

For National Beer Day, Take a Look at the 10 Weirdest Brews

April 7, 2015 4:30 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Cheers! April 7 is National Beer Day! How many of these unusually-flavored beers have you tried? How many of them would you?

Jack Daniel's Turns Back 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' Challenge

April 7, 2015 1:45 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey." Republican state Sen. Ed Jackson withdrew without debate his bill that sought to repeal the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's in 2013.

Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, Ices and Pretzels Go Global

April 6, 2015 4:00 pm | by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hoagie-making, coffee-brewing convenience and gas chain from the Philadelphia area is pushing hard into the Sunshine State, opening more than 60 stores since 2012 with another 25 planned by the end of the year.

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