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World Cup could not help Coca-Cola's bottom line

NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola Co. sold more beverages in the second quarter, worldwide brand Coca-Cola volume grew 1 percent, Sprite rose 6 percent and Fanta was up 2 percent due to sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup, the company said Tuesday.

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Walgreen sales climb 8.9 percent in June

Walgreen Co. sales rose 8.9 percent last month, driven by prescriptions.

The Illinois-based company, the nation's largest drug store chain, reported sales of $6.28 billion in June compared to $5.77 billion last year. Sales in stores open at least...

US inflation slows, but petrol prices rise

WASHINGTON -- Inflation in the United States increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in June, slower than in May but marked by rising petrol prices, the government reported Tuesday.

"In contrast to the broad-based increase last month, the ...