| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Long relationships are rare in Hollywood — except when it comes to Oscar.
During Sunday's telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald's Corp. is set to make its 23rd straight appearance in Hollywood's biggest night, and American Express Co. will...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:52 PM
If your back aches or your ankle swells, managers of a Columbia-based company want you to forgo the ice pack and grab a TheraPearl instead.
The maker of therapeutic pearl-filled packs that can be chilled in the freezer or heated in the microwave want...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Ted Bergmann, the producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts, died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his wife Beverly. He was 93.
Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
After spending much of the past decade financing movies, Ryan Kavanaugh is expanding heavily into the advertising arena, launching Madvine as an in-house agency that will manage the entire marketing campaigns of brands like Evian while also integrating...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of caramel colorings used in a variety of foods, including colas and other dark soft drinks, to determine whether the agency should act to limit consumers' exposure to a chemical created during...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Caramel color is an additive that gives your bubbly soda that distinct amber hue.
But some of the artificial coloring also contains a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole or 4-MeI.
Although there are no federal limits on its use,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does.
That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A new ad featuring a sexy Scarlett Johansson is slated to run during the Super Bowl — as long as it gets one significant tweak. Advertiser SodaStream has to take the words right out of ScarJo's mouth.
No, not the ones in the beginning where she...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Coca-Cola Co. has announced that it will split its North America business into two units as it aims to return to a traditional franchising model.
The Atlanta-based beverage giant also announced changes in its top leadership.
The company said...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Coca-Cola Co., faced with tepid demand and a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, said Tuesday it was initiating a $1-billion cost-cutting campaign to improve profitability.
The world's largest beverage company said Tuesday that profit fell 8.4% in the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...