| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City lawyers tried to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks, three months after it was struck down as an illegal overreach of executive power.
The law, invalidated...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Amid all the self-congratulation at the University of Maryland over a corporate financed modest boost in mental health services for students, I'd like to demur ("UM adds funding for mental health," April 3).
In the article, we're told how happy everyone...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:07 AM
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages.
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A week after the Rolling Stones played a semi-secret club date as a musical publicity stunt, reggae scion Ziggy Marley did the same -- performing a short set of his father's standards and his own originals Friday afternoon at a remote roadside cafe on the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Pepsi has released a limited-edition soda can that commemorates the Orlando Magic’s 25th-anniversary season.
The 12-ounce cans recently arrived in retail stores in Central Florida, and the cans feature the team’s 25th-anniversary logo.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland.
The Center for Environmental Health commissioned Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Louisiana to...
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...