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Dr Pepper Snapple Group posts 2Q profit
The maker of beverages such as 7Up, Sunkist and Mott’s posted revenue of $1.7 billion in the period.

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InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slump
AB InBev shares, which are denominated in euros, have risen 3.2 percent and the pound plunged against the European currency after the referendum on Britain’s exit from the EU.
McDonald’s U.S. sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts
Sales rose 1.8 percent at established U.S. locations in the period. Analysts expected growth of 3.4 percent.
DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street’s 2Q hopes
Shareholders approved the merger of agriculture and chemicals companies Dow and DuPont last week. Once complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts.
Drought in Northeast may be long-lasting
Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions and bans in many towns and threatened to bring more wildfires than usual.
New Mexico bee advocates, pecan growers battle over pesticide request
Pecan growers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the exception, saying the pesticide is the only way to combat a black pecan aphid infestation.
Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
So far in July, Chipotle said, sales are improving further after the launch of its first loyalty program that rewards people for frequent visits.
Shareholders approved Dow-DuPont merger
Dow and DuPont were pushed by activist investors to break up or find other ways to revitalize their businesses. They agreed to merge in December in an all-stock deal valued at about $62 billion.
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
With his Midwestern ties, experience in elected office, policy record in Washington and strong links to rural America, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack could bring some key advantages to the Democratic ticket.
Nebraska farmers nearly done harvesting winter wheat
At least 75 percent of the winter wheat crop has been harvested.
South Dakota oat, winter wheat harvests ahead of normal
More than one-third of the oats and more than half of the winter wheat is in the bin.

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