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1. Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed -

Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr Pepper.

The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash.

2. Major US stock indexes veer broadly lower in choppy trading -

A day of choppy trading on Wall Street ended Monday with stocks broadly lower as the market extended its losing streak into a fourth week.

Technology stocks, consumer goods makers, health care companies and banks accounted for much of the selling, which accelerated in the last hour of trading, erasing modest gains from midday. Communication services stocks eked out a slight gain, bucking the broader market slide. Crude oil prices edged lower and bond yields rose.

3. US stocks rebound from sell-off as Fed rate cut odds improve -

Technology and health care companies helped U.S. stocks rebound broadly from an early sell-off Thursday, snapping the market’s steep two-day skid.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a loss of more than 330 points to a gain of more than 120 after another disappointing economic report raised expectations among investors that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again to help keep the U.S. economy growing. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also recovered from the early rout.

4. Tech sector leads US stocks higher as Fed signals rate cut -

Stocks finished higher Wednesday as Wall Street welcomed new signals suggesting the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade.

Technology stocks drove much of the gains, nudging the Nasdaq composite to an all-time high. The benchmark S&P 500 index briefly traded above 3,000 for the first time before pulling back to just below its most recent record high a week ago.

5. Lodge lives on despite shifting food trends -

Cast iron carries the weight of history. It remains largely made the same way it has been for hundreds of years, and short of violent neglect, cast iron cookware should last for generations, which makes the story of Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg all the more incredible.

6. Health care companies lead US stocks lower; small-caps slump -

Stocks finished a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday with modest losses that erased most of the market's slight gains from a day earlier.

A sharp sell-off in health care companies far outweighed gains in technology and other sectors. Smaller company stocks fell more than the rest of the market.

7. Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact -

BERLIN (AP) — Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday.

8. Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows -

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood.

The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday's gains helped push the benchmark S&P 500 index to its third-consecutive weekly gain.

9. Change is in the air -

Last year had something for everyone in Nashville’s residential real estate scene. There was a year-end flurry of sales and mergers among local firms, a reshuffling of real estate agents from one firm to another, near-record home sales volumes, continuing price appreciation and the arrival of new, tech-heavy national real estate businesses.

10. 'The milkman model': Big brand names try reusable containers -

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products.

Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Instead, those goods will be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled.

11. 'The milkman model': Big brand names try reusable containers -

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products.

Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Instead, those goods will be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled.

12. Tech stocks drop as Congress scrutinizes social media -

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies dropped Wednesday as Facebook and Twitter executives testified before Congress. Consumer-focused companies like Amazon and Netflix also slumped.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told a Senate panel they are working to stop manipulation of their services by foreign countries. Legislators criticized Alphabet, Google's parent company, for refusing to send its CEO to the hearing.

13. Retailers, airlines lift US stocks higher, extending gains -

Retailers and airlines helped lift U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday, extending the market's gains from last week.

Consumer-focused companies and industrial stocks grabbed most of the gains. Banks and health care stocks also rose. Energy companies climbed along with the price of U.S. crude oil.

14. Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense.

15. PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi latest high-profile female CEO to exit -

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women.

16. US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire boosts banks -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished broadly higher for the third day in a row Monday. Media, retail and technology companies rose, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway led gains for the financial sector.

17. Milestones along the way for Apple's trip to $1 trillion -

April 1976 Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

June 1977 The Apple II computer is released.

18. Financial fruit: Apple becomes 1st trillion-dollar company -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets.

19. University of Tennessee board picks ex-PepsiCo head as chair -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newly retooled board of trustees has selected a former president of PepsiCo Inc. as its next chairman.

20. University of Tennessee board picks ex-PepsiCo head as chair -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newly retooled board of trustees has selected a former president of PepsiCo Inc. as its next chairman.

21. US stocks rebound as tech and household goods companies rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as retailers, technology and household goods companies all made solid gains and helped the market shake off a weak start. Netflix slumped after investors were disappointed with the streaming video company's subscriber growth.

22. Conagra buying Pinnacle Foods in $10.9B deal -

CHICAGO (AP) — Conagra is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $10.9 billion that will help the food company expand in the frozen food and snacks categories.

Pinnacle's brands include Birds Eye, Duncan Hines and Hungry-Man. Chicago-based Conagra has brands such as Reddi-wip, Hunt's, Healthy Choice and Slim Jim.

23. US blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks -

GENEVA (AP) — The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.

24. Lawmakers OK 5 University of Tennessee board nominees -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State lawmakers have approved five of Gov. Bill Haslam's nominees to serve on a newly configured University of Tennessee board of trustees.

The Senate voted Tuesday to agree with the House on the confirmation of former PepsiCo President John Compton; former Lady Vol and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson; River City Co. President and CEO Kim White; AutoZone CEO William Rhodes III; and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith.

25. Senate committee nixes 4 UT Board appointees -

One of Gov. Bill Haslam’s main legislative pushes has run afoul of a Legislature angry about everything from Sex Week at the University of Tennessee to the handling of the football coach hiring at the Knoxville campus.

26. Haslam appoints new UT Board members -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed 10 people to a new University of Tennessee Board of Trustees following passage of legislation he backed to overhaul the board.

Haslam's appointees are all UT alumni. They include:

27. Self-driving semis cut costs, eliminate jobs -

Rep. Pat Marsh had never heard of platooning before he was approached by Peloton Technology with claims that the technology it offers could give trucks fuel savings of more than 7 percent overall per year.

28. More caffeine, please: Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple -

NEW YORK (AP) — Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, Mott's apple juice and Snapple iced teas.

The combination lets the company offer "hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer throughout the day," said Larry Young, chief executive of Dr Pepper Snapple.

29. Seeing global "packaging problem" Coke vows to cut waste -

ATLANTA (AP) — Recognizing a global waste problem, Coca-Cola will attempt to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one that it sells within 12 years.

CEO James Quincey says The Coca-Cola Co. has a responsibility to help solve the problem.

30. Energy companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher -

Another day of listless trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the major stock indexes closing out having shifted marginally from the day before.

Gains in energy and technology companies were canceled out by losses among banks, phone companies and other sectors.

31. Stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dipped Wednesday as investors worried about weak retail sales and oil prices sank. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time in six months.

The Commerce Department said retail spending decreased in May, which surprised experts. Investors reacted by buying traditionally safe assets like government bonds and high-dividend companies while selling stocks from other industries that depend more on economic growth. Bond yields hit their lowest level of 2017. Oil prices also hit an annual low after the government's weekly report on oil stockpiles.

32. VW independent monitor: company is trying to change -

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — The independent monitor overseeing Volkswagen's efforts to prevent a repeat of its diesel emissions scandal says he has a "broad mandate" to review the company's practices and that his initial impression is that VW is making a serious effort to reform.

33. Dollar General's net sales up 6.5% in Q1 -

GOODLETTSVILLE — Dollar General Corporation today reported Net sales increased 6.5 percent to $5.61 billion in the 2017 first quarter compared to $5.27 billion in the 2016 first quarter.

“For the first quarter of 2017, I am pleased with our earnings results which reflect solid management of the business in a difficult retail environment as we overcame our most challenging comparisons from the prior year. Our same-store sales improved as we moved past the delay in income tax refunds and the timing shift of the later Easter holiday. We continue to execute on our focused strategy and implement our operating initiatives which we believe will improve customer traffic and transactions,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

34. Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job -

NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies.

The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9 percent.

35. 10 highest-paid female CEOs -

These are the 10 highest-paid women CEOs for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

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1. Virginia Rometty

International Business Machines Corp.

36. Naked drinks to tweak labels to make ingredients clearer -

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo will tweak the labels for some Naked juices and smoothies to make clearer what ingredients they contain.

The changes should start appearing in about eight months, said Maia Kats, director of litigation for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

37. Coca-Cola trying to slim down business, not just drinks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke is trying to slim down its business, not just its sodas.

The Atlanta-based company said its profit fell 55 percent as global sales volume dipped and it booked charges related to getting out of the manufacturing and distribution of its drinks.

38. Coca-Cola profit falls 55 percent, but beats expectations -

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola's profit fell 55 percent in the most recent quarter, as the world's biggest beverage maker restructures its business.

The company, which makes Fanta, Sprite and Powerade, is in the process of selling off its bottling businesses to independent companies that will bottle its sodas and other drinks. Instead of bottling, Coca-Cola is focusing on marketing its brands and selling syrups and concentrates to the bottlers. The change means less revenue for Coca-Cola, but fewer costs.

39. Record-setting stock streak hits sixth day on broad gains -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including health care companies and makers of household goods.

40. Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data -

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages.

Indexes finished little changed as real estate and household goods companies rose, but banks, which have soared since the presidential election, took losses.

41. OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve — and desperation -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies face scrutiny over increases in product prices. Oil prices are little changed after a big surge a day ago, but companies that drill for oil are climbing. A slide in high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies is also pulling the market lower.

42. Stocks slip as drug companies fall; oil drillers climb -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies face scrutiny over increases in product prices. Oil prices are little changed after a big surge a day ago, but companies that drill for oil are climbing. A slide in high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies is also pulling the market lower.

43. US stocks hardly budge as hiring grows, oil skids -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday as chemical companies trade higher, but investors sell utility and phone company stocks, safe assets they've favored in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. A payroll survey showed that employers hired more workers in June after a slowdown in the months before.

44. Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image.

The company based in Battle Creek, Michigan, says bowls will cost $6.50 to $7.50 and combine cereals like Special K and Frosted Flakes with ingredients like pistachios and lemon zest.

45. US stocks extend gains as mining and machinery makers rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose for the third day in a row Wednesday as machinery and mining companies traded higher. Oil prices also continued their rise, and stocks and oil prices are at their highest in almost a year.

Metals prices jumped as the dollar got weaker. Also trading higher were makers of beverages and other consumer goods. That's because a weaker dollar could mean better sales and bigger profits for U.S. companies that do a lot of business overseas.

46. Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small -

For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.

47. US stocks mostly slide as retail suffering continues -

NEW YORK (AP) — A late slump Friday pulled U.S. stocks to their third straight weekly loss. Companies that make clothing, food and household goods dropped on more bad news from retailers, and energy companies fell with the price of oil.

48. Women are out-earning men in corporate finance -

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid.

Compensation for female chief financial officers at S&P 500 companies last year outpaced that of their male counterparts, according to an analysis by executive compensation firm Equilar and the Associated Press. It follows a similar trend seen with female CEOs in recent years.

49. Investors hope US earnings lift markets as fears fade -

NEW YORK (AP) — After fretting over a Greek bailout, a collapse in Chinese stocks and the timing of an interest rate increase, investors are hoping U.S. corporate earnings will bring more reassuring news this month.

50. American Toyota exec released from custody in Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's highest ranking female executive until her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations was released from custody without charges Wednesday.

Julie Hamp, 55, who resigned last week from Toyota Motor Corp., was arrested June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer. The drug is tightly controlled in Japan.

51. Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.

Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it because of "the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders," the company said.

52. The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs -

NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.

Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent gain from a year earlier, according to a study by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. That compared with median pay for male CEOs of $10.4 million, which was down 0.8 percent from 2013.

53. Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot -

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

An annual report by the industry tracker Beverage Digest found that overall soda volume slipped 0.9 percent last year, moderating from the decline of 3 percent the previous year.

54. Coke a healthy snack? How company gets its message out -

NEW YORK (AP) — If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.

The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

55. Coca-Cola cutting up to 1,800 jobs -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs.

The world's biggest beverage maker says it began notifying workers in the U.S. and some international locations Thursday. It said job types are across all parts of its business and include about 500 cuts at its Atlanta headquarters.

56. LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.

57. Sector-by-sector breakdown of 2014's market moves -

It was another great year for the stock market in 2014, but as is often the case the gains were not evenly distributed across industries.

Many investors just wanted to play it safe with high-yielding, low-volatility stocks like power companies. A collapse in the price of oil left energy stocks with the biggest loss in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Airlines gained as their fuel costs dropped.

58. Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market -

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola reported a lower profit and revenue in the third quarter as global soda volume remained flat.

The world's biggest beverage maker announced a new plan that it said will reduce costs by $3 billion a year by 2019. For this year, the company said it expects earnings per share to miss its long-term target of high-single-digit growth.

59. Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery -

NEW YORK (AP) — They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.

60. Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion -

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

61. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president -

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.

62. Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.

63. Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags -

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand remained weak for Diet Coke in North America.

64. Coca-Cola ad: Working off a soda takes 23 minutes -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people paid for a can of Coke by first working off the calories it contained. The ad, which notes that it typically takes 23 minutes of cycling to achieve that, shows a montage of people on a giant stationary bicycle happily trying to earn a can of its cola, with carnival music playing in the background.

65. Toyota moving US base from California to Texas -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas.

66. Wellness programs grow more popular with employers -

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.

67. Stocks drift after Google, IBM earnings disappoint -

Major U.S. stock indexes drifted between gains and losses in morning trading Thursday amid a crop of disappointing corporate earnings. Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and WellPoint were among the big market decliners.

68. Soda sales in US decline at faster pace -

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, bringing sales volume to the lowest level since 1995, according to a new report.

U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, extending a streak of declines that began nearly a decade ago. It also represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent decline in 2012 and the 1 percent drop in 2011, according to an annual report by Beverage Digest, an industry tracker.

69. US stocks end slightly lower for a second day -

Without any big economic news or blowout company earnings to respond to, investors found little to get excited about Tuesday and sent the stock market lower for the second day in a row.

A few companies grabbed headlines for posting poor quarterly results or consummating long-running merger talks Tuesday. But the broader market barely budged for much of the day, then closed slightly lower. Investors didn't see enough that they liked to drive up a market that hit three record highs last week.

70. Coca-Cola's profit slips as US soda sales lag -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says its fourth-quarter profit fell as the world's biggest beverage maker once again sold less soda in North America.

The maker of Sprite, Dasani and Vitaminwater water says sales volume declined 1 percent in North America. That reflected a 3 percent decline in soda, which offset improved performance by noncarbonated drinks such as Powerade. Last week, PepsiCo also said its soda volume fell in the "mid-single digits."

71. FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.

72. Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.

73. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo see soda declines continue -

NEW YORK (AP) — It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda.

Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. all sold less soda in the second quarter in North America, dashing hopes for the moment that splashy new marketing and different sweetener mixes could get drinkers back.

74. Temporary jobs becoming a permanent fixture in US -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work.

From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of freelancers, contract workers and consultants. Combined, these workers number nearly 17 million people who have only tenuous ties to the companies that pay them — about 12 percent of everyone with a job.

75. PepsiCo's profit beats expectations as sales rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. reported a first-quarter profit on Thursday that beat Wall Street expectations as price hikes helped lift sales.

76. Coca-Cola's independent bottlers see shifting role -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola has struck preliminary deals to begin handing back more of its U.S. distribution network to independent bottlers, a move that's expected to improve profit margins in its flagship market.

77. FBI agents at Haslams' Pilot Flying J headquarters -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents on Monday locked down the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

78. Mountain Dew introduces a breakfast drink -

NEW YORK (AP) — If you don't like coffee or tea, Mountain Dew has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up.

PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out a new drink called Kickstart this month that has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.

79. 10 spots to look out for during Super Bowl Sunday -

Celebrities, humor, babies and cute animals will once again rule the commercial breaks on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII, advertising's biggest showcase, when more than 111 million people are expected to tune in. Marketers have spent millions and pulled out all the stops to 'wow' viewers this year.

80. Ready to rumble: Super Bowl fans get in the game -

NEW YORK (AP) — You don't have to be a football player to be a part of the action on Super Bowl Sunday.

Coca-Cola is asking people to vote for an online match between three groups competing in a desert for a Coke on Game Day. Pepsi and Toyota are using viewers' photos in their ads. Audi let people choose the end of its Super Bowl ad, while Lincoln based its spot on more 6,000 tweets from fans about their road trips.

81. Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.

82. PepsiCo's profit dips amid turnaround push -

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.'s net income dipped 5 percent in the third quarter, as the food and beverage maker continued to pour more money into bolstering its flagship brands.

83. Soda industry: Vending machines will show calories -

NEW YORK (AP) — As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that display just how many calories are in their drinks.

The machines will let customers see the calorie counts for drinks before making a purchase. They will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before rolling out nationally.

84. Coke, Pepsi racing for a new diet soda sweet spot -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

The world's top soft drink companies hope that's the elusive trifecta that will silence health concerns about soda and reverse the decline in consumption of carbonated drinks. But such a formula could be years away.

85. Humane Society releases video of horse abuse in TN -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has released video of the abuse of Tennessee walking horses that led to a federal indictment charging four people with violation of the federal Horse Protection Act.

86. Facebook CEO turns 28, IPO could be $100B gift -

NEW YORK (AP) — He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO.

Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start selling stock to the public for the first time and begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday. The IPO could value Facebook at nearly $100 billion, making it worth more than such iconic companies as Disney, Ford and Kraft Foods.

87. Pepsi brings back Michael Jackson in ads -

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. is going on a reunion tour with The King of Pop.

The Purchase, N.Y.-based company on Thursday is announcing its deal with the estate of Michael Jackson to use the late pop star's image for its new global marketing push. The nature of the promotion will vary by country, but will include a TV ad, special edition cans bearing Jackson's image and chances to download remixes of some of Jackson's most famous songs.

88. Coca-Cola ends ties to conservative law writers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense statute.

89. Cheekwood announces 2012 board officers -

The Board of Trustees of Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art has recently announced new officers of the Board to serve two-year terms: They are:

90. Kellogg to buy Pringles; P&G, Diamond end deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg has popped up to buy the Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion after a similar deal with Diamond Foods was derailed by accounting problems and an executive shakeup at Diamond.

91. Pepsico to cut 8,700 jobs; 4Q net rises -

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo plans to cut 8,700 jobs, or about 3 percent of its workforce, as it seeks to offset high commodity costs and increases investment in advertising and marketing in North America.

92. Why that corporate cash pile isn't so impressive -

NEW YORK (AP) — Hardly a day goes by without some politician or pundit pointing out that companies are hoarding cash — roughly $3 trillion of it. If only they would spend it, the thinking goes, the economy might get better.

93. Oil rises to above $86 on weaker dollar to euro -

Oil prices inched up above $86 a barrel Wednesday, supported by a weaker dollar even as concerns persisted about the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the International Energy Agency slightly lowered its demand growth forecasts.

94. PepsiCo 4Q net income falls; cuts outlook -

PURCHASE, New York (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income fell 5 percent because of higher costs and cut its earnings forecast on a dim view of the economy.

95. Wal-Mart to make, sell healthier foods -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. grocer, says it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same, joining first lady Michelle Obama's effort to combat childhood obesity.