US president Barack Obama (left) is interviewed during a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US president Barack Obama has said that the residual effects of racism have built up over (...)

Coca-Cola shares slid 3.4 per cent this year, a steeper drop than rival Pepsi’s 0.1 per cent dip. The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.7 percent in that period.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Coca-Cola top shareholder, appeared at the company’s annual meeting to offer a shot of happiness in a tough perio(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Ireland’s John Mooney: endless reruns of his foot near Pepsi sign a godsend for company. Photo:  Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Remember that epic Tiger Woods putt back at the Masters in 2005 when the ball sat on the lip of the cup for what seemed like half an hour, the Nike sw(...)

A 3D fMRI of speech activity in the brain: high (red), medium (yellow), low (green). Photograph: Stegerphoto/Getty

Scientists in Trinity College Dublin routinely look inside a live brain to reveal its workings using fMRI scans. These scans can open a window on t(...)

Pepsi said it expects constant currency earnings per share to grow 7 per cent in 2015

PepsiCo announced plans to return up to $9 billion to shareholders this year, through a mix of dividends and share buybacks, as the snacks and bevera(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Volatility, it appears, is back. After two years of remarkable calm, investor jitters have returned. It’s not simply that stocks are declining; there (...)

Downfall of O’Reilly Sir Anthony O’Reilly was forced to sell of his assets to meet his debts, largely accrued in the fight with Denis O’Brien fo(...)

John Cahill, who will remain chairman of Kraft Foods Group, formerly worked at PepsiCo and served as chief executive of Pepsi Bottling Group.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Kraft Foods Group appointed chairman John Cahill as chief executive to succeed Tony Vernon, who has headed the company since it was spun off from Mond(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: said the deals disclosed in the reports were legal but agreed they resulted in “feeble” amounts of tax being paid by the corporations concerned

A former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg has been charged in relation to the leaking of thousands of pages of confidential documen(...)