April 12, 2013 |
There was a period in my life when I had lunch every Saturday at Kokomo, a lunch counter in that odd part of Farmers Market between DuPar's and the place where they grind the horseradish. Kokomo had a rack of movie magazines to read while you waited for your malted, and it was famous for its overloaded hamburgers and its New Orleans-style egg dishes. But the dish I ordered every time was the grilled cheese sandwich - the torta de queso al carbon - which was a crunchy, toasty thing stuffed with smoky gobs of chipotles pureed with sun-dried tomatoes, a few leaves of cilantro, and melted cheddar and provolone cheese that oozed from the crisped, sourdough toast with every bite.
October 31, 2010 |
Question: How will changes at Coca-Cola Co. affect my stock? Answer: Coca-Cola has been ranked the most valuable brand worldwide for the last 11 years by Interbrand, the global branding firm. The world's largest maker of soft drinks, the company sells more than 3,300 products in more than 200 countries. Almost three-fourths of its revenue is generated outside the U.S. For example, the company recently predicted its sales in Peru would hit $1 billion within five years.
March 19, 2009 |
Coca-Cola Co.'s $2.4-billion bid to buy China Huiyuan Juice Group, rejected Wednesday by the Chinese government, is the biggest of a growing number of failed mergers and acquisitions in Asia. Analysts say the decision could hurt efforts by Chinese companies -- both state-owned firms and private ones -- to buy companies and assets around the globe.
February 27, 2009 |
Coca-Cola Co. and joint-venture partner Nestle agreed to pay $650,000 in a settlement with 27 states over claims that Enviga green tea burns calories, resulting in weight loss. Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal began an inquiry in 2007 seeking evidence that consumers who drink Enviga burn more calories than they take in. Blumenthal, who had said the claim might be "voodoo nutrition," led the coalition of states and the District of Columbia in the settlement.
February 13, 2009 |
Coca-Cola Co. said its fourth-quarter profit fell 18% as it felt the effect of the stronger dollar and took several write-downs, but the world's largest soft drink maker sold more of its products around the world. The results, including a 4% increase in worldwide case volume, beat Wall Street estimates, and Coca-Cola's shares rose $3.12 to $44.39. The Atlanta seller of Sprite, Fanta, VitaminWater, Minute Maid orange juice and Nestea also plans to accelerate spending cuts and said it would save $500 million a year by 2011.
October 16, 2008 |
Coca-Cola Co. said third-quarter profit rose more than analysts estimated as sales climbed in China and India. Net income increased 14% to $1.89 billion, or 81 cents a share, the Atlanta-based company said. Excluding some costs, per-share profit beat analysts' predictions by 6 cents. Sales rose 9.1%, with more than half the gain coming from favorable currency exchange rates.