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Selling Water: Cope, Pepsi Look to Make Water Rain Money

Selling Water: Cope, Pepsi Look to Make Water Rain Money

By Candice Choi | Mar 29
As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like "reverse osmosis" to sell people on expanding variations of what comes out of the tap.

Rule Britannia: Firms Bet on British Allure to Get By Brexit

Rule Britannia: Firms Bet on British Allure to Get By Brexit

By Danica Kirka | Mar 28
Companies ranging from luxury clothes maker Burberry to Bee Good, a small business making products from British bees, are hoping to make virtue out of necessity by promoting British identity as a selling point.

Coal Ash: 'Why in the World Would We Be Importing It?'

Coal Ash: 'Why in the World Would We Be Importing It?'

By Sarah Rankin | Mar 27
Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.

Brands Bet on British Allure to Get By Brexit

Brands Bet on British Allure to Get By Brexit

By Danica Kirka | Mar 27
Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."

Uber Vows to Change Direction, Become More Humane Company

Uber Vows to Change Direction, Become More Humane Company

By Michael Liedtke | Mar 25
Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including allegations of rampant sexual harassment and a video of a profanity-laced confrontation.

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

By Ken Sweet | Mar 24
Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.

Wal-Mart Launches Incubator Lab to House Startups

Wal-Mart Launches Incubator Lab to House Startups

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Mar 24
Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon.

Viral Video Imagines Elmo Getting Fired Over PBS Budget Cuts

Viral Video Imagines Elmo Getting Fired Over PBS Budget Cuts

Mar 23
A viral online video imagines lovable "Sesame Street" character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS.

President of Embattled Uber Leaves After 6 Months on Job

President of Embattled Uber Leaves After 6 Months on Job

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Mar 22
Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.

Report: The Advocate and Out Might Be Up for Sale

Report: The Advocate and Out Might Be Up for Sale

Mar 21
LGBT publications The Advocate and Out magazine are reportedly up for sale, according to a new report from The New York Post.

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